- Title: Brazil's Vale says 30 trapped workers return to surface from Canadian mine
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE - AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) VALE LOGO INSIDE BUILDING GENERAL OF VALE RECEPTION VARIOUS CLOSE OF VALE LOGO ON THE WALL VALE OFFICE ENTRANCE
- Embargoed: 12th October 2021 15:06
- Keywords: Vale
- Location: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- City: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Company News Markets,South America / Central America,Economic Events
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- Story Text: Vale SA said on Tuesday (September 28) 30 of its employees trapped in a Canadian mine returned to surface early this morning and the remainder are on their way.
On Monday (September 27), the Brazilian miner said some 39 mine workers have been trapped underground since Sunday at its Totten mine in Sudbury, Canada.
"The remaining employees are expected to be on surface later this morning," Vale said in a statement.
The accident at the copper, nickel and precious metals mine occurred when a vehicle transporting the workers was taken offline.
After that, employees went to refuge stations and have kept communication with the company, with access to food and water.
Vale said all rescued workers are in good health condition.
(Production: Sergio Queiroz, Leandra Camera, Nina Lopez)
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