§ 45.1-161.233

Allowing persons to work in mine where methane monitoring equipment disconnected; penalty

An operator, agent, or mine foreman shall not knowingly permit any miner to work in any area of the underground coal mine where such operator, agent, or mine foreman has knowledge that a methane monitor or other device capable of detecting the presence of explosive gases has been impaired, disturbed, disconnected, or bypassed in violation of § 45.1-161.232. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.


1993, c. 247, § 45.1-30.1; 1994, c. 28.


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