Locomotive engineers and fire tenders shall not be required to serve as such for more than 14 consecutive hours. At least nine hours, or as many hours less as are asked for by these engineers or fire tenders, shall be allowed for rest before being again required to go on duty. Nothing herein shall permit any such engineer or fire tender to desert a locomotive when, by reason of accident or of delay caused by the elements, another cannot immediately be procured as a replacement, nor prohibit them, in any case, from serving longer than 14 hours if they so desire. Every superintendent or other officer or employer of a railway company who shall order or require any service in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and such company shall be liable to any engineer or fire tender for injuries sustained in consequence of such violation.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes