(1) The mine foreman and the fire boss shall, at or near the main entrance to the
mine, provide a permanent station with a proper danger signal, designated by suitable
letters and colors placed thereon, and, if the working portions are one (1) mile or
more from the entrance to the mine or from the bottom of the shaft or slope, a station
of suitable dimensions for the use of the fire boss may be erected by the mine foreman
in a location approved by the inspector.
(2) No person, except the mine foreman, and in case of necessity other persons as
are designated by him, and under his direct supervision for the purpose of correcting
the dangerous condition, shall pass a danger signal until the dangerous condition
has been corrected. No person shall enter a mine until the mine has been examined by a fire boss and
the mine or the portions of it beyond the fire boss station reported by him to be
(3) The fire boss shall not allow any other person to enter or remain in any portion
of the mine through which a dangerous accumulation of gas is being passed into the
ventilating current from any portion of the mine. He shall report to the mine foreman at once any violations of KRS 352.280 to 352.310.
(4) No person except a mine foreman, assistant mine foreman, fire boss or person
designated by the mine foreman under subsection (2) of this section, shall pass or
remove any danger signal before the mine has been examined and reported to be safe.
(5) No person shall pass or remove any danger signal without permission from the
mine foreman, the assistant mine foreman, or the fire boss.
(6) If any mine foreman has knowledge of a violation of subsection (4) or (5) of
this section, he shall immediately notify the licensee or superintendent who shall
notify the mine inspector, in writing. The mine inspector shall then immediately institute proceedings against the offender.
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