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It shall be lawful for the inspector of mines or assistant inspector to enter, examine, and inspect any and all mines and machinery belonging thereto at all reasonable times by day or by night, but so as not to obstruct or hinder the necessary workings of such mines, and it shall be the duty of the owner, operator, or agent of every such mine, upon the request of the inspector of mines, or assistant inspector to furnish for inspection, all maps, drawings, and plans of the mine, together with the plans of all contemplated changes in the manner of working the mine or any part thereof; to furnish some suitable person, as the inspector may desire, who shall be chosen from a list containing at least three candidates, submitted by a majority of employees of the mine, to accompany the inspector through the mine, or any part thereof, and to furnish suitable ladders and other necessary appliances to make a proper inspection and to furnish upon request the inspector of mines with all necessary facilities for such entry, examination, and inspection, and if the owner, operator, or agent refuse to permit such inspection or to furnish the necessary facilities for such entry, examination, and inspection, and continue so to refuse or permit, after written request thereof made by the inspector of mines, such refusal or neglect shall be deemed a gross misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, such owner, operator, or agent shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $3,000 for each offense.

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