A contract worker has died at the Roy Hill mine site, north of Newman in WA’s Pilbara.

NRW Holdings confirmed the news in a statement.

The company said the employee of NRW’s subsidiary DIAB Engineering sustained serious injuries following an accident at the iron ore site.

He was flown to Perth by the RFDS but died overnight.

“We are devastated by the loss of our colleague and extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues,” NRW said.

“NRW’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our workforce. Support has been extended to the worker’s family and colleagues.

“At the request of his family, NRW has not released his name and will not be providing any further details at this time.”

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NRW and DIAB are both assisting Roy Hill and authorities with the investigation.