A miner has reportedly died at Rio Tinto's Brockman 2 operations.
Rio Tinto has confirmed that a 27 year
old miner was fatally injured at the mine just after 8pm
The man was charging an hydraulic cylinder on a front end loader at the
time of the accident.
Police, the Department of Mines and Petroleum, and other relevant
authorities have been notified.
Rio Tinto Pilbara operations president Greg Lilleyman said the incident
would be "thoroughly investigated" and the Rio Tinto investigation team
would arrive at the site later this week.
"This is a tragic reminder of the importance of working safely,"
"There should be no higher priority than this, and we cannot accept
that accidents in the workplace are inevitable or acceptable."
Work at the mine, and its adjacent Nammuldi mine has been stopped.