There are numerous statutes which impose duties to fence on the owners or occupiers of particular classes of property.
The owner1 of an abandoned mine, or a mine which has not been worked for a period of 12 months2, must secure that the surface entrance to every shaft or outlet of that mine is provided with an efficient device to prevent any person from accidentally falling down the shaft or from accidentally entering the outlet, and must also secure that every such device is properly maintained3. Failure to comply with this obligation results in the mine being a statutory nuisance4.
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