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  • Fortescue Metals (FMG) temporarily suspends operations at the Solomon Hub after a fatality at the mine site
  • While details are scarce, the mining giant says the tragic incident involved an employee and a full investigation is now underway
  • FMG is working closely with the WA Police and the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Despite this news, shares in FMG are up 2.43 per cent on the market and are trading at $15.16 at 1:32 pm AEST

Fortescue Metals (FMG) has temporarily suspended operations at the Solomon Hub after a fatality at the mine site.

While details are scarce, the mining giant said the tragic incident involved an employee and a full investigation was now underway.

FMG is working closely with the WA Police and the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said staff were being supported.

“The safety and wellbeing of our team members is our highest priority and at this time our focus is on ensuring that support is being provided to our employees and contractors,” Ms Gaines commented.

“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 Solomon Hub is within the Hamersley Range and is 60 kilometres north of Tom Price on Western Australia.

It contains the Firetail, Queens Valley and Kings Valley mines which have a combined production capacity of 75 million tonnes per annum.

Despite this news, shares in FMG are up 2.43 per cent on the market and are trading at $15.16 at 1:32 pm AEST.

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