Further to the Company’s statement this morning, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) regrets to advise that there has been a fatality as a result of the incident at its Solomon Hub mining operations.
Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines expresses the Company’s deepest sympathy to our team member’s family, friends and colleagues.
“This is a very sad day for Fortescue and all our thoughts are with his family as we provide our full support to them at this very difficult time. The wellbeing of the entire Fortescue family is our priority with a range of support services available across our sites, including the Fortescue Chaplains and Employee Assistance Program,” Ms Gaines said.
The incident occurred when there was a collapse of ground and Fortescue is working closely with all relevant authorities. Mining operations at Solomon remain temporarily suspended.