In all designated escapeways, each operator shall provide lifeline cords, with attached
reflective material at not to exceed twenty-five (25) foot intervals and devices indicating
the direction to the surface at not to exceed one hundred (100) foot intervals, from
outby the loading point; provided, that in case of a shaft mine, such lifeline cords
shall extend from outby to the loading point to the bottom of the designated escape
shaft. Such lifeline cord shall be of flame-resistant material sufficient to allow miners
to see and to use effectively to guide themselves out of the mine in the event of
an emergency. All lifeline cords shall be made of flame resistant material within one hundred
eighty (180) days of June 26, 2007.
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