30 CFR § 75.815
(a) The section power center must be equipped with a main
disconnecting device installed to deenergize all cables extending to
longwall equipment when the device is in the ``open'' position. See
Figures I-1 and I-2 in Appendix A
to this subpart I.
(b) Disconnecting devices for motor-starter enclosures must be
maintained in accordance with the approval requirements of paragraph
(f) of § 18.53
of part 18 of this chapter. The compartment for the
disconnect device must be provided with a caution label to warn miners
against entering the compartment before deenergizing the incoming high-
voltage circuits to the compartment.
(c) Disconnecting devices must be rated for the maximum phase-to-
phase voltage of the circuit in which they are installed, and for the
full-load current of the circuit that is supplied power through the
(d) Each disconnecting device must be designed and installed so
(1) Visual observation determines that the contacts are open
without removing any cover;
(2) All load power conductors can be grounded when the device is in
the ``open'' position; and
(3) The device can be locked in the ``open'' position.
(e) Disconnecting devices, except those installed in explosion-
proof enclosures, must be capable of interrupting the full-load current
of the circuit or designed and installed to cause the current to be
interrupted automatically prior to the opening of the contacts of the
device. Disconnecting devices installed in explosion-proof enclosures
must be maintained in accordance with the approval requirements of
paragraph (f)(2)(iv) of § 18.53
of part 18 of this chapter.