Death at BHP mine in Indonesia

Production at a BHP Billiton coal mine in Indonesia has been halted after the death of a contract worker.

AAP reports the worker was killed at the IndoMet coal project in central Kalimantan, and a full investigation is currently underway.

According to AAP the worker was a subcontractor for local company PT Thiess Contractors.

Theiss said a team had been sent on site to investigate the accident, and safety was the company's top priority.

Both BHP and Thiess expressed sympathy for the worker's family.

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