Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Site of accident or other dangerous occurrence to be left undisturbed.

102.—(1) Where there occurs at a mine or quarry an accident or other occurrence (being in either case one of which notice is required by this Part to be given), no person shall disturb the place where it occurred or tamper with anything thereat before—

(a) the expiration of three clear days after notification of the accident or other occurrence in accordance with this Part, or

(b) that place has been both visited by an inspector and inspected in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred by the provisions of this Act relating to workmen's inspections,

whichever first occurs.

(2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the doing of anything by or with the consent of an inspector.

(3) In any proceedings taken in respect of a contravention of this section consisting of the doing of any act, it shall be a defence to prove that the doing of that act was necessary for securing the safety of the mine or quarry or persons thereat.