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MINING — underground — with shafts, tunnels or drifts; all employees with exposure to ground mining operations

This classification applies to employers engaged in the underground extraction of ores and minerals, including but not limited to gold, borax, graphite, gypsum and perlite. This classification includes all underground operations, including but not limited to the drilling of shafts, tunnels or drifts; the erection of shoring and supports; the construction of underground tramways; and the installation, operation and maintenance of underground equipment or machinery. This classification includes all employees, including mining engineers engaged in geophysical exploration, surveying and mapping of sites, who are required to go underground at any time

Also refer to companion Classification 1124, Mining — underground — surface employees.

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MINING — underground — with shafts, tunnels, or drifts; underground employees

This classification shall include superintendents, mine forepersons, mining engineers, shift bosses, fire bosses, specimen bosses, shaft employees, timber employees, skip tenders, pump employees, highgraders or any other employee required to go underground.

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