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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Vote for mine safety

by William "Bill" Pierce

Thoughts and Musings Posted On August 13, 2018

The state mine inspector does not make rules, the office only enforces the rules already in place. The stronger those rules are, the safer mines are, the safer miners are, the safer the environment is, and the safer the taxpayer is. Yet, we are living in an unprecedented time in this country where these regulations are being decreased.

Rules that prevented mines from dumping into waterways have been overturned. Rules requiring mining companies…

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