Notification, investigation and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences

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CHAPTER XX
NOTIFICATION, INVESTIGATION AND RECORDING
OF ACCIDENTS AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES
REGULATION 79. . GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.
(1) All accidents causing loss of life or serious personal
injury, and such other accidents as may be specified in national
laws or regulations, shall be notified forthwith to the competent
authority.
(2) All other accidents causing incapacity for work for three
days or more shall be notified to the competent authority within
such time and in such form as may be specified in national laws
or regulations.
2.
Such dangerous occurrences as may be specified in national
laws or regulations or by the competent authority, for example
underground fires, breakage of winding ropes, cases of over-
winding, inrushes of water or gas, or dust explosions, shall be
notified forthwith to the competent authority, whether any
personal injury has been caused or not.
3.
The competent authority should undertake an investiga-
tion into the causes and circumstances of any fatal or serious
accident or dangerous occurrence.
4.
Whenever an accident has resulted in loss of life or serious
injury, the scene of the accident shall be left undisturbed until it
has been visited by the competent authority, unless compliance
with this requirement would tend to increase or continue a danger,
or would seriously impede the working of the mine.
5.
The mine operator shall keep records, in the form required
by national laws or regulations, of the accidents which occur at
the mine, and shall make annually (or at other specified intervals)
to the competent authority a full return of all the accidents.

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