Yandicoogina incident investigation continues

Rio Tinto fatal incident is continuing
Date: Friday, 07 July 2017

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is still investigating a fatal incident that occurred at the Rio Tinto Yandicoogina iron ore mine in the Pilbara on Tuesday, 4 July.

The department is working with the WA Police and the company to determine the cause, however, investigations so far indicate that the deceased acted independently and was not conducting work activities at the time.

The department extends sincere condolences to the family and workers who are dealing with this tragedy.