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It shall be unlawful for any railroad company within the state, or any of its officers or agents,
to require or permit any employee engaged in or connected with the movement of any rolling
stock, engine, or train, to remain on duty more than 16 consecutive hours, or to require or permit
any such employee who has been on duty 16 consecutive hours to perform any further service
without having had at least eight hours' rest, or to require or permit any such employee to be on
duty at any time to exceed 16 hours in any consecutive 24 hours. This section shall not apply
to work performed in the protection of life or property in cases of accident, wreck, or other
unavoidable casualty, and it shall not apply to the time necessary for train workers to reach
a resting place when an accident, wreck, washout, snow blockade, or other unavoidable cause
has delayed their train.
History: (4092) 1907 c 253 s 1; 1986 c 444