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  389.790.  Safety switch appliances and guard rails to be maintained — penalty. — 1.  All companies or corporations, lessees or other persons owning or operating any railroad or part of railroad in this state, are hereby required, on or before the first day of September, 1907, to adopt, put in use and maintain the best known appliances or inventions to fill or block all switches, frogs and guard rails on their roads, in all yards, divisional and terminal stations, and where trains are made up, to prevent, as far as possible, the feet of employees or other persons from being caught therein.

  2.  Any company or corporation, lessee or other person, owning or operating any railroad, or part of a railroad, in this state, who shall fail to do any act or thing in this section required to be done, or shall cause any act or thing not to be done, or shall aid or abet any such omission, shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this law, and shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars for every such offense, and each day shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.  At every term of a court of record of this state having criminal jurisdiction, the judge thereof shall direct and charge grand juries to make special inquiry as to violation of this section.

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(RSMo 1939 § 5233)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4776; 1919 § 9964; 1909 § 3163


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