Rescue operations are ongoing for 39 employees trapped underground in the Totten Mine in Sudbury, Ontario, after the conveyance system for transporting employees was damaged on Sunday, CBC News reports. The workers are not injured and are expected to exit the mine via a secondary egress ladder system.
39 miners trapped underground near Sudbury, Ontario slowly making way to surface, company says. Vale says all the workers are safe and have had access to food, water and medicine. It says they’re all expected to reach the surface sometime tonight.
Vale said a rescue of 39 employees stuck at its Totten mine in Sudbury, Ontario, is underway after an incident occurred Sunday afternoon.
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