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.
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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.
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