WVC 21 - 3 - 3
§21-3-3. Guarding shafts, hatchways, wheel holes, elevators and
electrical apparatus; requiring correction of unsafe
All hoistways, hatchways, elevators, wells and wheel holes
in factories, mercantile establishments, mills or workshops,
shall be securely fenced, inclosed or otherwise safely protected,
and due diligence shall be used to keep all such means of
protection closed, except when it is necessary to have the same
open in order that such hatchways, elevators or hoisting
apparatus may be used. All elevator cabs or cars, whether used
for freight or passengers, shall be provided with some device,
whereby the car or cab may be held, in the event of accident, to
the shipper rope or hoisting machinery or controlling apparatus.
If any elevator, machine, electrical apparatus or system of
wiring, or any part or parts thereof, in any factory, mercantile
establishment, mill or workshop, are in an unsafe condition, or
are not properly guarded, where reasonable to guard the same, the
owner, or lessee, or his agent, superintendent or other person in
charge thereof, shall, upon notice from the commissioner of labor
or factory inspector, remedy such unsafe condition within a
reasonable time after receiving such notice.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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