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181.29 CERTAIN RAILROAD EMPLOYEES, HOURS.

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