One Freeport Worker Dies in Work-Related Accident  

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A worker of mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia died in a work-related accident, the company confirmed on Saturday, July 25, 2015, saying that it happened at 12.30 local time at Mile Post 74 mining area.

    PT Freeport Indonesia spokesperson Riza Pratama also said that the worker was working in a concentrator area when he fell off to a conveyor belt and was later squeezed in it.

    “The victim was severely injured and died on the spot,” Riza said, adding that the worker’s body has been taken to Tembagapura hospital.

    In accordance with the procedure, Riza said that PT Freeport Indonesia has reported the accident to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. However, Riza declined to reveal the identity of the victim.

    He further said that PT Freeport Indonesia would normally provide compensation to workers who become victims of work-related accident.

    “We’re going to provide the details later on. What we are prioritizing now is investigating (the accident) and returning the body to the next of kin,” he added.