Industrial accidents must be reported within 15 minutes

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Industrial accidents must be reported within a time frame of 15 minutes to 911, says a bill that was recently passed in the Senate, reports the Register Herald. Non compliance of this will attract penalties up to $100,000.

The Register Herald further reported that Gov. Joe Manchin said that it was passed without any debate. The intention was to ensure that industrial complexes should get emergency personnel to the scene of any industrial accident, as fast as possible.

The legislation apparently already existed for the coal industry and this bill has only broadened the scope.

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It seems to be a good and reasonable piece of legislation, however I just wonder what are similar provisions exist in other states. If anybody has any information, please post it in the comments section.