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When car size and construction permit, and other conditions warrant, an emergency exit with a cover shall be permitted in the top of the car enclosure conforming to 5.7.10.4.1 through 5.7.10.4.4.
5.7.10.4.1
The exit opening shall have an area not less than 0.26 m2 (400 in.2), and shall not measure less than 400 mm (16 in.] on any side.
5.7.10.4.2
The exit shall be located to provide a clear passageway unobstructed by fixed elevator equipment located in, or on top of, the car.
5.7.10.4.3
The exit cover shall open outward and shall be hinged, or otherwise attached, to the car top.
5.7.10.4.4
The exit cover shall be equipped with a switch or contact that, when opened, will cause a device to remove power from the machine motor and brake. The exit cover switch or contact shall be a manual-reset type.

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