Pierce for Arizona Mine Inspector Blog


Why Work Place Safety is Important to Me: My Story

by Bill Pierce

Thoughts and Musings Posted On September 28, 2018


After moving to Arizona in 1985, I took a temporary job as yard man at a cotton gin until I found work in the engineering industry.  This job involved driving a tractor with a tilt-bed trailer, hauling bales of cotton and spotting them in the proper locations in the distribution yard.  This job involved working 12 hours a day; 7 days a week.

One night, after dropping a load at the distribution yard, I…

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How to Help Bill

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Campaign Info Posted On September 17, 2018


Step one for ensuring miner safety, environmental protection and accountability for mining companies is to get Bill elected! We have a good shot at doing that, which will be made better with your help! You can help by becoming a Bill Pierce Ambassador!


Sign up on the website or email Tamara. As an Ambassador, the campaign will send you materials, t-shirt, button, and information on Bill. From there, you can use them…

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We Need to Secure Abandoned Mines

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Uncategorized Posted On September 10, 2018


Arizona has at least 1,500 unsecured abandoned mines, and nearly 600 unsecured abandoned uranium mines.  Estimates are that there are as many as 10,000-20,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. I hear from adventurers as I travel the state asking to keep these mines open as they like to explore them. However, this is a dangerous pastime as you will see below. Many of these mines must be secured for the safety of residents, children and…

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