Study of Automatic shut-down of mining machines. -- The Board
of Coal Mine Health and Safety is directed to conduct a study of
the safety of installation of methane detection shut-off devices on
machine extraction apparatus, including, but not limited to, long
wall sheers and cutter heads. The Office shall study the benefits
and appropriateness of requiring the installation of these devices,
to determine if there are safety benefits, and whether the Office
recommends to the Legislature that requirements regarding mandating
these devises in underground mines is warranted. The Office shall
report to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Government and
Finance by December 31, 2011 with recommendations regarding whether
it is appropriate to implement any requirements.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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