According to the local authorities, there were no injuries to the miners.
Rescue workers are trying to free 39 miners from the mine in the Canadian province of Ontario, more than 24 hours after access to the main exit was blocked as a result of the accident. Agence France-Presse and The Associated Press reported on Monday.
According to the Associated Press, the miners are located at a depth of up to 1,200 meters.
The shaft blockage caused the mining excavator’s bucket to rupture, malfunctioning the system that ensures miners are transported to and from the shaft. The miners later reached out to “rescuers and began taking them to the surface using a special ladder,” Valley said.
According to the authorities, there were no injuries in the accident, which occurred on Sunday afternoon local time. According to Brazilian mining company Vale, which owns the Totten mine in Sudbury, miners have safe access to food and water.
According to AFP, all work at the mine has been suspended since Sunday. The company claims that it will first conduct a check in the mine before resuming mining.
The Toten mine closed in 1972, but the Valley Company reopened it after reconstruction in 2014. In the first six months of 2021, it extracted about 3,600 tons of nickel, according to AFP.
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