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34 mine workers rescued at Saskatchewan's Nutrien Potash Mine

By From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Jul 4, 2019

 
34 trapped maintenance workers trapped in a service shaft for almost a day were resccued and brought to the surface at Nutrien Ltd.'s Cory potash mine west of Saskatoon
 
The workers became trapped Tuesday afternoon when the service shaft they were in became stuck. The problems began Tuesday afternoon when the mine’s service shaft “temporarily stopped operating. The facility’s production shaft was shut down amid a planned production halt.
 
Technical reports filed by the company indicate that the shafts are approximately one kilometre deep.
 
Saskatchewan law requires every mining company to ensure workers trained in mine rescue procedures are “readily available.”
 
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