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180.08 Accidents; notice, investigation.

When by reason of any accident in any mine loss of life or serious personal injury shall occur it shall be the duty of the manager or superintendent of the mine, and in their absence the person or officer under them in charge of the mine, to give notice thereof forthwith to the inspector of mines, stating the particulars of such accident, and the inspector shall, if the inspector deems it necessary from the facts reported, go immediately to the scene of such accident and make such suggestions and render such assistance as the inspector may deem necessary in the premises and personally investigate the cause of such accident and take such steps as the inspector may deem necessary for the safety of the employees of such mine and to prevent accident of a like or similar nature. The inspector shall be accompanied by three persons appointed by the manager or other person in charge of the mine and by three persons appointed by a majority of the employees of the mine to serve in such cases.

HIST: (4240) 1905 c 166 s 8; 1951 c 687 s 6; 1986 c 444