Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Provision of refuge holes.

41.—(1) Subject to any prescribed exceptions, the manager of a mine shall not permit vehicles (not being vehicles moved by hand) to run in any length of road in the mine unless refuge holes are provided in prescribed positions in the road, beyond seventy-five feet of a working face served by it.

(2) Every such refuge hole shall be of such dimensions and comply with such requirements as may be prescribed.

(3) Every such refuge hole shall be kept free from obstruction.

(4) In this section “working face” does not include a place in a road at which ripping or work of repair is in progress.