BHP have announced their results for the financial year, posting a profit of almost $21 billion, a decrease of 37% from last years over $33 Billion.
The deaths of two BHP workers was at the front of the announcement with BHP Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry saying the companies absolute priority remained eliminating fatalities and serious injuries at BHP.
A 25-year-old man died at the Olympic Dam mine site in April in what police described as a serious crash.
BHP has credited inflation, falls in prices across major commodities and rising tax burdens for the profit decrease.
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