FIRST SCHEDULE – FORM-IVA
9. Notice of Accident –
(1) (a) When there occurs in or about a mine –
(i) an accident causing loss of life or serious bodily injury in connection with mining operations;
(ii) an explosion or ignition;
(iii) a spontaneous heating or outbreak of fire, or appearance of smoke or other indication of heating or outbreak of fire;
(iv) an influx of noxious gases;
(v) an occurrence of inflammable gas in a mine to which Regulation 142 does not apply;
(vi) an irruption or water;
(vii) a rock-brust in workings belowground;
(viii) a premature collapse of any part of the workings;
(ix) any accident due to explosives;
(x) a breakage or fracture of a rope, chain, headgear pulley or axle or bearing thereof, or other gear y which persons are lowered or raised;
(xi) an overwinding of cases or other means of conveyance while men are being lowered or raised;
(xii) a breakage or fracture of any essential part of winding engine, crank-shaft, coupling, bearing, gearing, clutch, drum or drumshaft; or failure of emergency brake;
(xiii) a bursting of any equipment containing steam, compressed air or other substance at high pressure; or
(xiv) a breakage, fracture of failure of any essential part of any machine or apparatus whereby the safety of persons may be endangered;
the owner, agent or manager shall forthwith inform the Regional Inspector about the occurrence by telephone or express telegram or by special messenger; and shall also, within 24 hours of every such occurrence, give notice thereof in Form IV-A of First Schedule to the District Magistrate, the Chief Inspector and the Regional Inspector and shall simultaneously exhibit a copy of the notice on a special notice board outside the office of mine and shall ensure that the notice is kept on the board in a legible condition for not less than 14 days from the ate of such exhibition.
(b)When a n accident causing loss of life or serious bodily injury occurs in or about a mine in connection with the generation, storage, transformation, transmission, supply or use of electrical energy, the owner, agent or manager shall also forthwith inform the Electrical Inspector o Mines by telephone, express telegram or special messenger;
(2) If death results from any injury already reported as serious 1[under sub-regulation (1) or if an injury other than the serious injury becomes serious, the owner, agent or manager shall, within 24 hours of his being informed of the same], give notice thereof to the District Magistrate, the Chief Inspector and the Regional Inspector.
(3) In respect of every person killed or injured as above, the owner, agent or manager shall send to the Chief Inspector particulars in Form IV-B and IV-C of First Schedule, within seven days of the occurrence or 15 days of the injured person returning to duty, as the case may be.