(a) Each operator of an underground coal mine shall establish and
maintain a communication system from the mine to the nearest point of medical
assistance for use in an emergency.
(b) The emergency communication system required to be maintained
under paragraph (a) of this §75.1713-2 may be established by telephone or
radio transmission or by any other means of prompt communication to any
facility (for example, the local sheriff, the State highway patrol, or local
hospital) which has available the means of communication with the person or
persons providing emergency medical assistance or transportation in
accordance with the provisions of §75.1713-1.