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180.12 VIOLATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Owner, operator, or agent.

Any owner, operator, or agent of any mine in this state violating the provisions of this chapter shall, except as otherwise specifically provided, be deemed guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 2.Person in immediate charge.

A person who is in immediate charge of the working of any mine who fails to carry out an order of the inspector, issued pursuant to section 180.03 or who permits, directs, or authorizes any person to work in a manner which violates the provisions of section 180.04 shall upon finding by the district court of the county where the mine is situated that the order of the inspector was not unjust or unreasonable or an abuse of discretion be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Each time an order of the inspector issued under section 180.04 is not complied with, shall constitute a separate offense. Each offense shall be prosecuted by the attorney having gross misdemeanor jurisdiction for the location of the facility where the offense took place.