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Blame it on Rio The recent troubles assailing Rio Tinto have been well documented -- losing its CEO and two senior executives over the destruction of a 46,000-year-old Indigenous site at Juukan Gorge. But hey, what's all that in the face of some really top notch engineering?

A tipster got in contact to let us know that at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Western Australian division -- hosted via live stream this week -- Rio Tinto was announced as the state finalist for the prestigious national Sir William Hudson award.

Given the current situation at Rio Tinto, it's a helluva time to be celebrating their achievements, but we're sure they'll take what they can get.