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Rio said the haul truck involved in the incident had been retrofitted with the technology enabling it to run autonomously, however it was operating in manual mode at the time of the incident, and was outside the autonomous zone. [9], As of 2013[update] the ore body is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) long and up to 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) wide, comprising the hills to the south of the Boolgeeda Creek Valley. Work roster and conditions are excellent. Processed ore is transported from Tom Price mine via the existing Rio Tinto railway network to existing Rio Tinto port facilities located at Cape Lambert and Dampier. Brockman 4 Open Pit Mine is located 55 km NW from Tom Price, Western Australia, Australia. Credit: AAP “Rio Tinto’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry has deepened our hurt as we understand the true extent of the dysfunctional process which led to this desecration and has belittled our heritage,” he said. Brockman 4 was estimated to have a mine life of 20 years. “Rio Tinto confirms it is investigating an incident involving a manned haul truck and a stationary, unattended light vehicle at its Brockman 4 mine on the morning of … 1. B4 camp includes a swimming pool, fitness centre and wet mess facility. Rio Tinto is seeking to expand its Brockman 4 mine site in the Pilbara by about 2567ha to extend its development area. The mine is serviced by the Brockman Airport. There is a primary Jaw Crusher, two secondary cone crushers, a six bin screening building and a 1.2 Million tonne capacity stockyard. 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Drilling is mainly by the reverse circulation method and samples are taken at 2 m intervals using a rotary cone splitter or historically by riffle splitter. What’s on offer? Jamie Seden | Perth, Australia | Operator at Rio Tinto - Brockman 4 | 5 connections | View Jamie's homepage, profile, activity, articles Rio Tinto: Brockman 4 Project October 2007 to December 2009. In 2013, the state government had granted approval of plans to destroy the Juukan Gorge caves in order for Rio Tinto to expand its Brockman 4 mine. Pilbara, Western Australia. 1 month ago. Rio… [3][4] The mine is serviced by the Boolgeeda Airport. The expansion would make B4 Rio Tinto's second-largest mine in the Pilbara. Survey Group supplied surveying services to a multitude of clients including: NRW Holdings. The mine, which cost US$1.520 billion to build, was initially scheduled to produce 22 million tonnes annually, with a doubling of capacity planned by 2012, to help achieve Rio Tinto's goal of raising iron ore production from the Pilbara from 220 million tonnes annually (as of 2010) to 330 million. The mining giant was granted approval for work at the Brockman 4 … File image. A total of $1.24bn was apportioned by Rio Tinto in December 2010 to expand Brockman 4 and develop Western Turner Syncline iron ore project. You gotta park between the yellow lines or your car could be hit! The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) said it was aware of the incident. Learn more today with Rio Tinto. The mine is fully owned and operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore and is one of twelve iron ore mines the company operates in the Pilbara. Rio Tinto workers had laid 66 tons of high explosives at the company’s Brockman 4 mine to unearth more than $1 billion in iron ore near a pair of ancient rock shelters. [5][6] A government Inquiry was established to investigate the incident on 11 June 2020. The Brockman 2 mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 60 kilometres north-west of Tom Price. Rio Tinto Brockman 4 Rio Tinto's Brockman 4 iron ore mine in Pilbara, Western Australia. 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Mining incorporates a fleet of fifteen Komatsu 830E haul trucks. The mine, which cost US$1.520 billion to build, was initially scheduled to produce 22 million tonnes annually,[2] with a doubling of capacity planned by 2012, to help achieve Rio Tinto's goal of raising iron ore production from the Pilbara from 220 million tonnes annually (as of 2010) to 330 million. Rio Tinto says it has ‘taken accountability’ for destruction of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site. Permanent Rio Tinto … Ms Niven also admitted she had never been to the Brockman 4 mine, only offered to meet the PKKP after the group had handed its submission to the inquiry and Rio Tinto… [7], The Hamersley Range, where the mine is located, is, with 80% of all identified iron ore reserves in Australia, one of the major iron ore provinces in the world. Rio Tinto has confirmed no one was injured in the incident. Electrical Maintainer Brockman 4 (FIFO) About the role We are looking for an Electrical Maintainer to support the Brockman 4 Electrical Fixed Plant Maintenance team and to provide safe and efficient electrical maintenance, repairs and fault finding to our assets.The role is a great opportunity for a safety conscious individual looking for a new challenge. For any questions or enquiries, please fill out the form bellow, we’ll quickly get back to you. Our Pilbara operations – including a world-class, integrated network of 16 iron ore mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure – are designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand, supported by our Operations Centre in Perth. The Greater Brockman mines are 4 operating iron ore mines located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 60 kilometres north-west of Tom Price. The expansion will increase the production capacity of Rio Tinto in Pilbara region from 220mtpa to 283mtpa by 2013. It has also revived memories from October 2012 when a truck driver at Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Super Pit gold mine rolled a 793c haul truck onto its side. Rio Tinto says it is investigating an incident involving a loaded haul truck and a stationary light vehicle in Western Australia's Pilbara. SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has apologised for the confusion for incoming travellers from NSW, NSW residents with COVID symptoms are urged to get tested and warned not to think outbreak is "just a Northern Beaches issue", A report into Victoria's botched hotel quarantine program has been unable to determine who commissioned the use of private security, Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Rio Tinto chief executive, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, said the company reviewed four possible options for the design of the Brockman 4 mine pit in … [8], Brockman 4 is located approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the Brockman 2 mine. SAGUENAY, Canada – Rio Tinto is investing $8.4 million to expand the recycling capacity of its aluminium operations in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, to offer rolled product customers in North America a new, sustainable solution combining low-carbon and recycled aluminium. Start-up Engineering & Civil Works "The ongoing internal investigation will seek to identify measures to ensure such incidents are avoided in the future.". The production rate in Pilbara is expected to rise to 330mtpa by 2015. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. "In 2013, Ministerial consent was granted to allow Rio Tinto to conduct activity at the Brockman 4 mine that would impact Juukan 1 and Juukan 2 rock shelters," the spokesperson said. [1] The mine, located near the existing Brockman mine, was opened in 2010. It is understood the driver of the light vehicle was performing maintenance on the haul truck on the morning of 21 November, at the Brockman 4 iron ore mine near Tom Price, when he ran over his own vehicle. Brockman 4 is located approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the Brockman 2 mine. 3.4.3 Ensure that monthly face pick-up surveys are conducted on all active BS waste dumps Quality Measurement Technician – Brockman 4 (FIFO) Rio Tinto - Western Australia - Technician. On 24 May 2020 activities related to Rio Tinto’s development of its Brockman 4 mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia resulted in the destruction of rockshelters (known as Juukan 1 and Juukan 2) on the land of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people (PKKP). Brockman 4 is one of the most significant mining construction sites in Australia, representing a $1.5 billion investment for global mining giant Rio Tinto. Stockpiled ore is loaded onto rail and then transported to the coast through the Hamersley & Robe River railway, where it is loaded onto ships.[10]. It is an embarrassing safety breach for the mining giant and comes after BHP's runaway train disaster last year when a handbrake was applied to the wrong train. [12] Rio Tinto allocated a further A$1.24 billion in early December 2010, to expand the mine as well as develop its Western Turner Syncline project, with the aim of increasing the Pilbara production to 283 million tonnes per annum by late 2013. The Brockman 4 mine is designed to produce 22mtpa, with an operational lifespan of 20 years. Flights are direct to site. [2] The mine is fully owned and operated by Rio Tinto Iron Ore, which owns many mines in the area. Then she revealed the secrets of her marriage, Queensland residents rush to return as new coronavirus border restrictions kick in, SA Police apologises after confusion over new NSW coronavirus travel restrictions, EU to hold special crisis meeting over virus mutation as countries ban UK flights, Rio Tinto reprimanded after haul truck hits 4WD, Meet the woman heading the $1 trillion investor group unseating corporate Australia's main men, Chocolate uncovered by National Library 120 years past expiry date still almost good enough to eat, Bernard Gore died in a shopping centre stairwell and was found three weeks later. [11] It was officially opened on 2 September 2010. Mr. The Brockman 4 mine is an iron ore mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 60 kilometres (37 mi) north-west of Tom Price. But in Australia the 'COVID war' is far from over, Sally was called a murderer for killing her husband. The ore is processed on site in the plant to produce lump (<31.5mm, >6mm) and fines (<6mm) product. Rio Tinto Expands Aluminum Recycling Capacity at Laterrière Plant. "Safety is our top priority," a Rio Tinto spokesperson said. Rio Tinto has taken action against its CEO after the company blew up two ancient rock shelters in WA. The RMF's Responsible Mining Index 2020 found that many mining companies had failed to commit to leave World Heritage Sites unmined and to respect other protected areas. Operator (Current Employee) - Brockman 4 near Tom Price FIFO - 13 December 2014. Rio Tinto has launched an investigation after a dump truck crushed a ute at its Brockman 4 iron ore mine site. Rio Tinto has unreservedly apologised to the PKKP for that destruction. Rio Tinto says there is a ''deficit of trust'' between it and traditional owners, and it is not underestimating the challenge to repair it. Under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, the state’s legal environment prioritizes development at the cost of destruction of cultural heritage. It should not be confused with Rio Tinto's Brockman 4 mine, also in the area.. Data Access Keep me signed in. Credit: AAP. ... then said they were held on site at Brockman 4. Rio Tinto Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia As part of the Brockman Syncline 4, Phase 1 Project, Calibre was engaged as the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) consultant to deliver the Brockman 4 Railway Project. Rio Tinto has confirmed it is investigating an incident at a Pilbara mine site after a maintenance worker reportedly ran over his own vehicle with a loaded haul truck. In May 2020, Rio Tinto achieved notoriety for its blasting of archaeologically highly significant and also culturally sensitive Australian Aboriginal sacred sites in Juukan Gorge order to expand Brockman 4. Across Australia, major iron ore miners including Rio, BHP, and FMG are moving towards automated technology on their sites. 3.4.2 Ensure contacts between hot BS, cold BS and inert waste are pegged on the blasted bench consistent with the Mine Geology Block-outs. Rio Tinto's Brockman 4 iron ore mine where a blast destroyed ancient Aboriginal sites. But what became clear during evidence from Jacques is that the PKKP were not made aware of the three other options available to Rio Tinto for the mining of Brockman 4. Save. The driver was not injured in that incident, but the truck was significantly damaged. Brockman weather, Gascoyne, WA - 7-day weather forecast and current temperature and Carnarvon weather radar The mine's workforce is on a fly-in fly-out roster. 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