MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 77.1504
30 CFR § 77.1504
Auger equipment; operation.
(a) Persons shall be kept clear of the auger train while it is in
motion and shall not be permitted to pass under or over an auger train,
except where adequate crossing facilities are provided.
(b) Persons shall be kept clear of auger sections being swung into
(c) No person, including the auger machine operator, shall, where
practicable, be stationed in direct line with a borehole during augering
(d) Operator of auger equipment shall not leave the controls of such
equipment while the auger is in operation.
(e) Adequate illumination shall be provided for work areas after