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Rio Tinto confirms death of mine worker

Wednesday 5th of July 2017 08:53:50 AM



A mine worker at Rio Tinto's Yandicoogina iron ore mine in Western Australia has died.

The man aged in his early 50's, died Tuesday morning.

The company said in a statement yesterday that "an employee at Rio Tinto's Yandicoogina iron ore mine passed away this morning following a serious incident on site."

Emergency services attend the scene and Rio Tinto has advised they will assist with investigations.

"The company will provide all the necessary support for the employee's family and colleagues during this difficult time."

A police spokeswoman said the death was reported to them just after midday and officers were at the scene.

The Department of Mines and Petroleum is also investigating what happened.

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