BHP Billiton has been forced to close its main Pilbara rail way due to an alleged fatal incident on the line.
“The affected part of our main line rail from Newman to Port Hedland has been closed and all rail construction work has been suspended until further notice,” the company announced in a statement.
West Australian police have stated that they are investigating the possible suicide of a man who allegedly stepped in front of the iron ore train at 4am local time.
The train was headed from BHP’s iron ore mines to the Port Hedland facility.
BHP has stated it will provide further details after meeting with local police.