Worker At Papua Copper Mine Killed In Accident

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One dead, another injured after rock fell onto vehicle

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 2, 2013) – A worker has been killed after an incident at the giant Grasberg copper mine in the Indonesian province of Papua.

Freeport McMoRan says early on Sunday morning a worker was killed and another injured after a rock fell from an ore chute onto a light vehicle in an underground section of the mine.

A union official says operations and production at the world’s second-biggest copper mine have not been affected.

It is at least the third deadly incident at the remote complex this year, including a tunnel collapse in May which killed 28 people.

The mine produces about 220,000 tonnes of copper ore a day under normal conditions, but output has been below that level for most of the year after several fatal incidents.

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