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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.46 DIVISION III Manholes and Service Boxes

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DIVISION III. POLES, WIRES AND CONDUITS

Chapter 23.46
Manholes and Service Boxes

Sections:

23.46.010 Guarding open manholes and service boxes.
23.46.020 Removal of manhole covers--Certificate of authority required.
23.46.030 Employees.
23.46.040 Certificate of authority--Cancellation.
23.46.050 Cancellation of certificate disqualifies.
23.46.060 Police department to enforce chapter.

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23.46.010 Guarding open manholes and service boxes.

It shall be the duty of any officer or employee of a wire using company or person duly authorized and registered as such to take necessary precaution and see that an open manhole or service box is guarded and a red flag signal displayed by day and a red light signal displayed by night at the opening until the cover is restored to its place. Any officer of any wire using company or employee who shall fail to observe any or all of the requirements of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 73: 1960 C. 581.010.)

23.46.020 Removal of manhole covers--Certificate of authority required.

Any person who shall remove the cover or lid of any manhole or service box for electric or other wires without having a certificate of authority from the department of public utilities shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 74: 1960 C. 581.020.)

23.46.030 Employees.

All persons having underground conduits shall register the employees whom they wish to be recognized as authorized to open the manholes and service boxes for the purpose of making repairs or inspection of electric wires. The registration shall be kept by the department of public utilities, which shall issue certificates of authority upon the written request of the employer, subject to such rules and regulations as the board of public service may prescribe. This certificate shall be good for three months, unless the employee is sooner discharged or is found to be irresponsible and untrustworthy by the department of public utilities.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 75: 1960 C. 581.030.)

23.46.040 Certificate of authority--Cancellation.

Any person who shall be registered and has a certificate of authority to open manholes and service boxes for electric wires shall be deemed irresponsible and untrustworthy should it be found that he in any way interfered with the wires or cables owned by any other company than the one employing him and which may be in a manhole or service box in which he is working or should he be discharged by the company upon whose request the certificate was issued and his certificate shall be cancelled.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 76: 1960 C. 581.040.)

23.46.050 Cancellation of certificate disqualifies.

Any person whose certificate of authority is cancelled shall be treated as an unauthorized person.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 77.)

23.46.060 Police department to enforce chapter.

It is the duty of the police department to see that the provisions of this chapter are enforced by arresting and prosecuting any person disturbing a cover or lid of a manhole or service box for electric wires without the proper certificate of authority as defined in this chapter.
(1948 C. Ch. 50 78: 1960 C. 581.050.)

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