Vehicle rollover injures four on Rio Tinto mine

Another serious incident has occurred at Rio Tinto’s Greater Paraburdoo mine.

The incident occurred on Saturday, at the Eastern Range site, at approximately 5:30 when a vehicle carrying four people hit a windrow and rolled.

A Rio Tinto spokesperson confirmed the event, stating, “There was a traffic incident at Eastern Ranges mine on Saturday involving a single light vehicle. There we no serious injuries.”

The occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital for further observation.

“The safety of our people remains our number one priority,” the Rio Tinto spokesperson added.

“:The relevant authorities were advised and the cause of the incident is subject to an investigation.”

According to the DMP, wet roads and sun glare were contributing factors to the incident.

The incident comes only a week after a fatality at Rio Tinto’s other nearby iron ore mine, Channar – which is also part of Greater Paraburdoo – when shutdown fitter Lee Buzzard was killed during maintenance activities on a drill in the Channar pit.

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