Rio Tinto lifts force majeure at Kennecott copper mine

The company halted production of refined copper at its smelter at the Utah-based mine in October, following the death of a worker who was exposed to sulphur dioxide gases at the plant while removing debris from a boiler.

Rio Tinto declares force majeure at Kennecott following fatal accident

Rio Tinto production of refined copper at the Utah-based division has been halted since Oct. 8 after a worker was exposed to sulfur dioxide gases at the plant. The employee died two days later.

Drone footage of Bingham Canyon copper mine

Key says two of the biggest advantages of flying drones at Kennecott are safety and maintenance.

PHOTOS: Bingham Canyon rebuilds after landslide tours Rio Tinto Kennecott's Bingham Canyon mine 18 months after the largest non-volcanic landslide in history.

Force majeure at large Chinese copper producer, supply cut by half

China’s third largest copper producer announcement comes only a few weeks after outages at two large copper mines in Indonesia and the US.

Kennecott proposing expansion of Utah copper mine

Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. is proposing an expansion of its Bingham Canyon mine that would extend its life to 2034.