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183.62 Liability of persons operating boats, boilers or pressure vessels; penalty.

Every person who shall apply, or cause to be applied, to a boiler or pressure vessel a higher pressure than is allowed by law, or by the inspector, officer, or person authorized to limit the same; and every owner and lessee of a boiler or pressure vessel having knowledge of such application, or of circumstances which would cause such an application, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Every captain or other person having charge of the machinery of a boat used for the conveyance of passengers in the waters of this state and every engineer or other person having charge of a boiler, steam engine, or other apparatus for generating or employing steam, who shall willfully, or from ignorance or gross neglect, create, or allow to be created any condition whereby human life is endangered, and every owner and lessee of a boat, boiler, steam engine, or other apparatus for generating or supplying steam who has knowledge of such a condition, or of circumstances which would cause such a condition, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

HIST: (10265) RL s 5003; 1982 c 379 s 26