Rio Tinto port hit by fire

Rio Tinto port hit by fire

A fire was brought under control after a couple of hours today at Rio Tinto’s Camp Lambert port facility in Western Australia. No injuries were reported.

A section of the plant has been damaged in the early morning fire, Rio officials said, but the port has since reopened for business.

Investigations are underway to work out what happened. The fire started while routine maintenance was underway at the iron ore hub.

Rio Tinto Cape Lambert

Last night at Rio Tinto Western Australia's Cape Lambert site. Thankfully no reports of injuries.Looks like it may have been caused by oxy cutting some bolts and the slag igniting a conveyor belt during a Monadelphous shutdown. A job that's been done the same way many times before.Just goes to show you can never take things for granted.Think ahead. Assess the risks. Hope for the best but plan for the worst. And go home safe to your families. ?If you have any more info on this then please message us. Confidential as always.

Geplaatst door CFMEU WA op Woensdag 9 januari 2019

 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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