MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Glencore Plc GLEN.L, the world's biggest thermal coal exporter, said on Tuesday a 55-year-old contract worker had died at its Newlands coal mine in Australia and it had suspended production at the mine.
“We are co-operating with the relevant Queensland authorities and have commenced an investigation into the fatal event,” a Glencore spokeswoman said.
Newlands, in the Bowen Basin in Queensland, produced 5.84 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal in 2015.
Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Himani Sarkar
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