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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 27

 
    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 27 heading)
ARTICLE 27.
DRILLERS AND SHOOTERS OR SHOT FIRERS.

225 ILCS 705/27.01

    (225 ILCS 705/27.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2701)
    Sec. 27.01. In all mines in this State which are classified as gassy by the State Mine Inspector, and where coal is broken down by the use of explosives, a sufficient number of first class miners, who are citizens of the United States and able to speak and understand the American Language, shall be designated and employed as drillers and shooters or shot firers. The duties of the drillers and shooters or shot firers shall be to prepare permissible explosives for breaking down coal in a safe, practical and workmanlike manner, and to fire or detonate the same.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/27.02

    (225 ILCS 705/27.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2702)
    Sec. 27.02. In all mines in this State which are classified as non-gassy by the State Mine Inspector, and where coal is broken down by the use of explosives, a sufficient number of first-class miners, who are citizens of the United States and able to speak and understand the American language, shall be designated and employed as drillers and shooters or as shot firers. The duties of the drillers and shooters or shot firers shall be to prepare permissible explosives for breaking down coal in a safe, practical and workmanlike manner, and to fire or detonate the same.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/27.03

    (225 ILCS 705/27.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2703)
    Sec. 27.03. This Act shall not be construed to prohibit the breaking down of coal while men are in the mine if such breaking down is accomplished by compressed air or by some mechanical or chemical-mechanical device which does not emit spark or flame and if in any place where men are working, the total concentration of carbon monoxide or other noxious gases is within established safe limits when ventilation is as specified under Article 31 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/27.04

    (225 ILCS 705/27.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2704)
    Sec. 27.04. When the breaking down of coal is not done "on shift", and while men are in the mine, the drillers and shooters or shot firers shall immediately after the completion of their work, post a notice in a conspicuous place at the mine, which shows the number of shots fired, the number of shots not fired, the entry and room number of unfired shots and reasons for not firing any unfired shots. They shall keep a permanent daily record of the number of shots fired, the number of shots they did not fire, and the number of shots that failed. The record shall be in the custody of the mine manager and shall be available for inspection at all times by interested parties.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/27.05

    (225 ILCS 705/27.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2705)
    Sec. 27.05. In hand loading mines where the miners drill and prepare their own shots the practice may continue, provided it is approved by the State Mining Board.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)