Worker killed at Rio Tinto’s Channar mine

The first fatality of 2016 has been recorded, after a worker has died in an incident on Rio Tinto’s Channar iron ore mine.

The incident occurred late yesterday.

It is not yet known how the incident occurred, however it is believed have happened on a drill rig.

The 32 year old man is understood to be a maintenance fitter at the Rio site.

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum has attended the mine.

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