Charles County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building Code — See Ch. 15.
Roads and bridges — See Ch. 104.
Sewers and drainage systems — See Ch. 122.
Occupational safety and health — See Ch. 192.
Building construction — See Ch. 224.
Grading and sediment control — See Ch. 244.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 274.
Streets, roads and sidewalks — See Ch. 276.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 278.
Zoning regulations — See Ch. 297.

§ 17-1 Safety precautions and project completion requirements; violations and penalties.

[1965 Code, sec. 21; 1969 Code, sec. 20. P.L.L., 1965, ch. 393]
A. 
Safety measures; backfilling required. All test borings, ditches or wells of any kind dug into the ground for construction jobs and other building projects or for any purpose in Charles County leaving holes or precipitous trenches of a dangerous nature in the ground or holes three feet deep or more in which a child or animal may become entrapped or which are dangerous because of their concealed nature, not including cellar-type excavations, man-made ponds or the like which can be readily observed, entered or vacated without assistance, shall be covered when not in attendance or their existence shall be identified by a barricade of some sort, and, upon completion of the construction or building project, said borings shall be backfilled or covered with permanent-type coverings.
B. 
Penalty provisions. Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.