Mining contractor killed on Queensland site

An Incitec Pivot contractor died late yesterday morning while working for the company on site in Queensland’s Mount Isa.

The accident happened near Xstrata's Mount Isa Mines copper smelter.

Jordan Taurima a New Zealand resident was fatally injured at approximately 11am in an area adjacent to the smelter, stuff.co.nz reported.

Exact details of Wednesday morning’s fatal accident remain unclear as both explosives and fertiliser company Incitec Pivot and Xstrata Mount Isa Mines together with the Queensland police and the Department of Mines continue their investigations, the ABC reported.