mining company Valley It plans to rescue all 39 miners trapped in the Totten Underground Mine in Sudbury, Ontario, on Monday. CanadaSince the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon, the company said in a press release.
According to Valley, an excavator that was being transported into the underground mine shaft had set off, blocking the “column” (the vertical opening through which the facilities pass), thus making transportation for staff unavailable.
The employees will leave via a secondary exit ladder system with the support of Vale’s rescue team, which has already reached the miners and started moving, according to the company.
Canada: 39 Vale employees are stuck in a mine after an accident
“No one was hurt, which is our number one concern, and workers were and still have access to water, food and medicine,” the company said.
Immediately after the accident, the employees went to the shelters within the framework of the planned measures, according to the company, which confirmed that it has been in constant contact with them since the accident.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of these employees and will provide new updates as they become available,” he said.
In the first six months of 2021, the Toten mine produced 3,600 tons of nickel, Valley said, adding that production at the mine was temporarily halted.
The company also said it was evaluating measures to resume production.