Arizona State Mine Inspector
|Arizona State Mine Inspector|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 27, Chapter 3, Article 1, Section 318|
|Assumed office:||January 2007|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
|Other Arizona Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Superintendent of Public Instruction • Auditor • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Lands Commissioner • Labor Director • Corporation Commission• State Mine Inspector|
Some of the duties of the mine inspector include:
- The mine inspector shall inspect, at least once every three months, every active underground mine in the state employing fifty or more persons, and at least once each year, every other mine. The inspector shall inspect the operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, the means of ingress and egress, the means taken to protect the lives, health and safety of the miners, the cause of accidents and deaths occurring at the mine, and the means taken to comply with provisions of this title.
- The mine inspector may enter and inspect any abandoned or inactive mine to determine whether any dangerous condition exists which may affect the health and safety of the general public.
- The inspector at any time may enter, examine and inspect any mine or part of any mine and inspect any connected plant or equipment or any part of the workings of the mine.
- The inspector may enter on such land to inspect for dangerous conditions which may present a health and safety hazard to the public. If hazards exist, the inspector may erect warning signs across or near the entrance of any mine shaft, portal, pit or other mine opening prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons or erect other protective devices as necessary.
1700 West Washington, 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5971
Fax: (602) 542-5335