BHP Billiton regrets to confirm that a contractor was fatality injured at the Pinto Valley operation in Arizona, USA, on Saturday, 22 September.
Operations at the site were immediately stopped. The investigation is continuing and Pinto Valley is cooperating fully with the authorities.
Our immediate thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.
Pinto Valley mine is located in Globe-Miami, Arizona, USA and is currently under construction to restart mining at the end of the 2012 calendar year.