The rescue of 39 Sudbury miners trapped underground at a northern Ontario mine is underway. Their employer, Vale, said nobody was injured.
The mining company said a rescue team reached the workers at Totten Mine, who were approximately 900 to 1,200 metres underground, reported CP24.
“We expect everyone to reach the surface by tonight,” reads a statement by Vale, adding that the trapped miners have access to food, water, and medicine.
Vale said a detached scoop bucket blocked the mine shaft Sunday afternoon, rendering the conveyance system unavailable.
“The employees will exit via a secondary egress ladder system with the support of Vale’s mine rescue team,” said the company. read more