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Freeport to restart Indonesia mine after accident

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US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan said it will resume underground operations at its site in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, nearly two months after a tunnel collapse killed 28 workers. 

In this photograph taken on May 24, 2013 rescue and safety officials from the Freeport-McMoRan mining company inspect the site of a tunnel collapse in Grasberg. The US mining giant has said it will resume underground operations at its site in eastern Indonesia, nearly two months after a tunnel collapse killed 28 workers.

The announcement on Tuesday came after the energy ministry gave the green light for the firm's Indonesian subsidiary to restart underground production at Grasberg, its huge gold and copper mine high in the mountains of Papua province.

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