39 trapped in Sudbury mine

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According to multiple reports, 39 people are currently trapped underground at a mine in Sudbury, Ontario. Vale’s Totten Mine is located approximately 40 km’s west of their Copper Complex.

The miners started their underground shifts below the surface at 7 a.m. Sunday morning where an incident occurred which damaged a mine shaft at around 11:30 a.m., resulting in a conveyance for transporting employees to be taken offline.

Rescue workers are reported to be on scene working to get the miners back to the surface via a secondary egress point and no injuries have been reported. “The employees will exit via a secondary egress ladder system with support of Vale’s mine rescue team,” stated a media release by Vale.

The company also went on to state that, “We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of these employees and will provide further updates as they become available.”

Stay with SaultOnline/ONNtv as we continue to provide available updates on this developing story.


  1. I hope they are remembering to practice social distancing and will report violations if and when they are rescued. We must all do our part to flatten the curve, even if we are imprisoned at the bottom of a mineshaft. Masks be upon you all 🙏

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