☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XVIII LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Chapter 292

Effective - 28 Aug 1939 bottom

  292.540.  Director to make inspection. — 1.  Whenever it shall come to the notice of the director of the inspection section, or the local authority in any city, town or village in this state, charged with the duty of enforcing the building laws, that the scaffolding or the slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, stays, braces, ladders, irons or ropes of any swinging or stationary scaffolding, platforms or other similar device, used in the construction, alteration, repairing, removing, cleaning or painting of buildings, bridges or viaducts, within this state are unsafe or liable to prove dangerous to the life or limb of any person the director of the inspection section, or such local authority or authorities shall immediately cause an inspection to be made of such scaffolding, platform or device, or the slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, stays, braces, ladders, iron or other parts connected therewith.

  2.  If after examination such scaffolding, platform or device or any of such parts, is found to be dangerous to the life or limb of any person, the director of the inspection section, or such local authority shall at once notify the person responsible for its erection or maintenance, of such fact, and warn him against the use, maintenance or operation thereof, and prohibit the use thereof, and require the same to be altered, and reconstructed so as to avoid such danger.  Such notice may be served personally upon the person responsible for its erection or maintenance or by conspicuously affixing it to the scaffolding, platform, or other such device, or the part thereof declared to be unsafe.  After such notice has been so served or affixed, the person responsible thereof shall cease using and immediately remove such scaffolding, platform or other device, or part thereof, and alter or strengthen it in such manner as to render it safe.

  3.  The director of the inspection section, or any of his deputies, or such local authority, whose duty it is, under the terms of sections 292.450 to 292.540, to examine or test any scaffolding, platform or other similar device, or part thereof, required to be erected and maintained by this section, shall have free access at all reasonable hours, to any building, or structures, or premises containing such scaffolding, platform or other similar device, or parts thereof, or where they may be in use.

  4.  All swinging and stationary scaffolding, platforms, and other devices shall be so constructed as to bear four times the maximum weight required to be depended therein, or placed thereon, when in use, and such swinging scaffolding, platform or other device, shall not be so overloaded or overcrowded as to render the same unsafe or dangerous.

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(RSMo 1939 § 10230)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13273


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