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Production shifts normal at Kidd Creek following seismic event

Nov 23, 2020

No one was injured Sunday as Glencore's Kidd Creek Mine encountered a seismic event at the 9600 level. Production shifts are carrying on as usual. In a statement to the media, the company said the event  registered 2.9 on the Nuttli Scale, according to the mine's Seismic Monitoring System. There were 21 workers underground at the time.

"Mining crews working underground at the time were in refuge stations awaiting scheduled blasting. All employees were safely brought to surface," said the company in a news release. 

An investigation to check the infrastructure and ground conditions was started immediately. 

"Day shift and afternoon shifts are scheduled as normal, and any potential affected mining areas have been restricted as per standard operating procedures," according to the statement.

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