Sudbury, Ontario; Vale’s Totten Mine: Thirty-nine people were underground working in the mine when they all got trapped. On Sunday night a scoop bucket was sent underground while on its way down to the workers it detached blocking the entrance to the mine shaft. Could you imagine the fright those works felt while they were trapped underground for nearly three whole days?
The workers assembled and scaled a series of ladders to climb out of the mine while a rescue crew provided some assistance. The rescue operation began Monday night.
While the workers were trapped underground they had access to “Refuge Stations” Vale has set up just in case something this were to happen that are stocked with food, water, and medicine. The last worker made it to the surface this morning at 4:45 a.m.
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Source, Video, & Cover Photo: CBC News