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
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