SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Tinto
The employee was fatally injured while performing maintenance work, Rio Tinto
"We will be pausing all operations at the mine," the statement said,
All non-essential activity at an adjoining alumina refinery has also been halted for at least 24 hours, according to the company.
The Gove operation produces more than 8.2 million tonnes of bauxite and 2.7 million tonnes of alumina a year.
Rio in November announced it would close the alumina refinery this year because it was losing money but would continue mining bauxite for export.
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)