MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 50.12
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30 CFR § 50.12
Preservation of evidence.

Unless granted permission by a MSHA District Manager, no operator may alter an accident site or an accident related area until completion of all investigations pertaining to the accident except to the extent necessary to rescue or recover an individual, prevent or eliminate an imminent danger, or prevent destruction of mining equipment.

[42 FR 65535, Dec. 30, 1977; 43 FR 1617, Jan. 11, 1978]

Subpart C--Reporting of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses