REQUIRING A GUARD TO BE POSTED WHEN A MANHOLE IS ENTERED
                 Act of Aug. 22, 1961, P.L. 1034, No. 467             Cl. 12
                                  AN ACT

     Requiring a guard to be posted when a manhole is entered;
        imposing powers and duties on the Department of Labor and
        Industry; and authorizing said department to promulgate rules
        and regulations relating to manholes, and providing
        penalties.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Any person whose duties require him to enter a
     manhole, or who allows another under his supervision to do so,
     without having a person act as a guard at the entrance to the
     manhole, or who violates any rules or regulations of the
     Department of Labor and Industry promulgated pursuant to this
     act, shall, upon summary conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine
     of not less than ten dollars ($10) and not more than fifty
     dollars ($50), and, in default of the payment thereof, undergo
     imprisonment for a period not exceeding that ten days.
        Section 2.  It shall be the duty of the Department of Labor
     and Industry to enforce the provisions of this act, and to
     promulgate rules and regulations relating to manholes and
     protection of the public from the dangers thereof not
     inconsistent with the provisions of section 1 of this act. The
     Department of Labor and Industry shall have the power to inspect
     and enter any manhole to ensure compliance with this act or any
     rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, and shall
     have the power to stop any operation involving the use of a
     manhole until the provisions of this act and the rules and
     regulations promulgated pursuant thereto are complied with.