Canada: 39 Sudbury miners trapped underground at Ontario mine

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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

10 Comments on Canada: 39 Sudbury miners trapped underground at Ontario mine

  1. I remember the Chilean miners from years back.
    A dude dressed as one in a rescue cylinder at a Halloween party that year and won the grand prize.
    He deserved it!

    I also remember one miner had his wife & girlfriend waiting for him to come out…

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  2. The Biden administration has already killed more than 39 with a whole bunch more zeros behind it. No end in sight for devils on the loose in Washington.

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  3. So far some men have come out and more are on the way as of 6:am.

    Good news for them and I’m happy for all involved.

    Very lucky they did not have to spend weeks down there.

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  4. My grandfather was a hard rock miner in the silver mines of N. Idaho and copper mines thru out the American West back in the 1930’s. That is a job I never would want to do. It was hard work and he made a good wage to support his family, he also had a small farm which he managed on weekends with my grandmother taking care of 5 children and running the farm while he was up in the mines. Going thru all my dads papers and photos etc. after he died we found quite a few pay stubs for my grandfather when he worked for Hecla Mines in N. Idaho back in the 30’s.

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