For purposes of this chapter, the term “employee” means any individual in the service of one or more employers for compensation. The term “employee” includes an officer of an employer. The term “employee” shall not include any individual while such individual is engaged in the physical operations consisting of the mining of coal, the preparation of coal, the handling (other than movement by rail with standard railroad locomotives) of coal not beyond the mine tipple, or the loading of coal at the tipple.


26 USC § 3231(b)

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