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IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Mine deaths fuel union fury at Rio Tinto over safety; Congo mines minister insists no compromise on new mining code; and 500 anti-coal protesters arrive in Newcastle for five day training camp.

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Mine deaths fuel union fury at Rio Tinto over safety

A row over safety has erupted at Rio Tinto's Paraburdoo iron ore operations in the Pilbara after two fatalities and a spate of serious incidents in the past two years, according to the West Australian.

Safety concerns among workers at the site have reached boiling point in recent weeks after 28-year-old haul-truck driver Daniel Patterson died last month.

Patterson was killed when the truck he was driving left the road at the Channar mine and crashed into a windrow (heaped material lining either side of a haul road).

Congo mines minister insists no compromise on new mining code

Reuters reported that Democratic Republic of Congo's Mines Minist...

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