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Australia iron ore output dips as COVID restrictions crimp labor

BHP and Rio Tinto struggle with lack of workers in mines and transport

An iron ore mine in Western Australia: Coronavirus restrictions kept miners from traveling into the state to work at BHP Group and Rio Tinto sites. (Photo by Jennifer Walpole)

SYDNEY -- Anglo-Australian mining giants BHP Group and Rio Tinto cut iron ore production in the third quarter, hit by a worker shortage resulting from coronavirus travel restrictions.

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