TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-25
Boiler Inspection and Pressure Vessels

SECTION 28-25-16


§ 28-25-16 Penalty for violations – Complaints.

(a) A person shall be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter who:

(1) Refuses to have inspected any boiler or pressure vessel requiring inspection under the provisions of this chapter;

(2) Permits any boiler or pressure vessel to operate at a greater pressure than is allowed by the certificate;

(3) Uses any boiler or pressure vessel requiring inspection under the provisions of this chapter before a certificate is issued;

(4) Uses any boiler or pressure vessel after its certificate expires;

(5) Uses any boiler or pressure vessel newly erected or installed before a certificate is furnished by the division; or

(6) Refuses to allow the inspector free access to any boiler or pressure vessel at any reasonable time whether or not the boiler or pressure vessel is subjected to inspection under the provisions of this chapter.

(b)(1) In the event the administrator has reason to believe that the condition of a boiler or pressure vessel threatens physical harm or imminent danger to the community, then the administrator is authorized to prohibit the use of the boiler or pressure vessel by appropriate means after written notification of the nature of the violation and repairs required is presented to the owner, engineer, or other person in charge of the boiler or pressure vessel.

(2)(i) Failure to comply with an order constitutes a violation and is subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation imposed by the department of labor and training on the owner/user.

(ii) Each day a violation is continued constitutes a separate offense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1919, ch. 1770, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 94, § 11; G.L. 1938, ch. 297, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 28-25-14; P.L. 1985, ch. 508, § 1.)