Mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia will resume operations in its open-pit with government permission after being idle for more than a month following a fatal tunnel collapse. The investigators, however, are yet to allow the company to restart underground operations. A number of investigations, including one by the Papua Police and one by the ministry, have been carried out since the May 14 collapse killed 28 workers and injured 10 others at an underground training facility. The ministry ordered the company to shut down its entire activities following the collapse.
PT Freeport is owned by US mining company Freeport McMoRan, but London-listed Rio Tinto has invested massively in the Grasberg mine and receives a proportionate amount of its profits.