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DIVISION 5. SAFETY IN EMPLOYMENT [6300 - 9104]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 2. SAFEGUARDS ON RAILROADS [6800 - 7000]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 3. Safety Devices [6950 - 6956]
  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

6950.
  

On any railroad train where the engine is accompanied by a tender of the Vanderbilt or similar type of construction and where the clearance between the overhang of the roof of the cab of the engine and the top of the tender accompanying the engine is less than twenty-eight inches, an opening not less than twenty-four inches square shall be cut out in the overhang of the roof of the cab, for the purpose of enabling an engineman with safety to go from the cab of the engine to the top of the tender.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

6951.
  

Any railroad company operating a line in whole or in part within this state, or any receiver of any railroad, that fails to comply with any provision of section 6950 is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense. Each day that such failure continues is a separate offense.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 220. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

6952.
  

Every railroad company operating engines within any part of this state shall provide each engine cab with a substantial and safe handrail along the top on each side of the cab extending from the front to the rear of the cab. Every engine cab other than one having front windows of not less than 14 inches in width and 42 inches in height shall be provided and equipped with a substantial and safe footboard, of not less than one and one-half inches, projecting outward from each side of the cab level with the floor and extending from the front to the rear of the cab.

Any railroad company, or receiver thereof, which fails to comply with any provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of two hundred dollars ($200) for each offense.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any railroad company which issued in writing before July 2, 1921, and maintains in force, an order forbidding the engine or train crew to go from the engine cab to that portion of the engine in front of the cab while the cab is in motion.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 221. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

6953.
  

Any electric car operated in interurban service and any electric locomotive shall be equipped exclusively with laminated safety glass in the compartment of the motorman or engineer, or if there is no compartment, the window in front of the motorman shall be so equipped, if the following conditions concur:

(a) The car or locomotive is built after the effective date of this section.

(b) The car or locomotive is operated by an overhead wire.

(c) The car or locomotive can exceed a speed of 45 miles per hour.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 292.)

6954.
  

On and after the first day of September, 1946, it shall be unlawful to operate any electric car in interurban service or any electric locomotive which is not so equipped with laminated safety glass.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 292.)

6955.
  

Laminated safety glass is glass so treated or combined with other materials as to reduce, in comparison with ordinary sheet glass or plate glass, the likelihood of injury to persons, by objects from external sources, or by glass when the glass is cracked or broken.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 292.)

6956.
  

Any common carrier violating Sections 6953 or 6954 is guilty of a misdemeanor for each violation, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200) for each offense. Each day that any electric car is operated in interurban service or that any electric locomotive is operated, is a separate offense.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 222. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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