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It is with deep sadness that BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) confirms that a colleague, a contractor from Independent Mining Services (IMS), has today passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an incident that occurred during maintenance work at the Goonyella Riverside Mine in Queensland on 5 August 2017.

We extend our deepest sympathies and support to his family, colleagues and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

A full investigation is underway and BMA will continue to work closely with relevant authorities.

Support services are in place for family, friends, the contractors involved and all of our people at Goonyella Riverside Mine.

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