Vale workers trapped in Canadian nickel mine; 19 rescued

Approximately 20 workers remained trapped the morning of Tuesday September 28 in Vale's Totten nickel mine in Sudbury, due to a blocked shaft and damaged passenger lift.

An estimated 19 workers who were also trapped in the facility were rescued earlier Tuesday morning, the Brazilian company said.

Workers were trapped in the mine after a scoop bucket became detached and blocked the mine shaft. It damaged the elevator used for transporting people, so employees were being evacuated via a secondary ladder system, Vale said.

The company said it expects all of...

Published

Renato Rostás

September 28, 2021

14:16 GMT

São Paulo