A 25-year-old New Zealand man has been killed in a mining accident in northern Queensland.
Police say the man was struck by a pole while working near a Mount Isa copper smelter owned by Xstrata on Wednesday morning.
Media are reporting that his name is Jordan Taurima of Cambridge in the North Island.
He was working as a contractor for Incitec Pivot at the time.
A joint statement from the Xstrata and Incitec Pivot says counselling has been arranged for those who witnessed the accident.
Police and other agencies are investigating.