‘A lot of cheering’ after last of 39 miners stuck in Vale mine in northern Ontario brought to surface

Sudbury

Thirty-nine miners who had been trapped underground in northern Ontario have now all safely made it to the surface. Vale, the company that owns the Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., says the rescue operation is now complete.

Vale's Totten Mine, seen here, is in the western reaches of Greater Sudbury. The 39 miners who had been trapped underground at the site have now all safely made it to the surface.(Erik White/CBC)

Thirty-nine miners who had been trapped underground in northern Ontario have now all safely made it to the surface.

Vale, the company that owns the Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., says the rescue operation is now complete.

The workers became trapped in the mine on Sunday when a scoop bucket being sent underground detached and blocked the mine shaft.

They had to scale a series of ladders to climb out of the mine and were helped along by a rescue crew.

The rescue operation began on Monday night.

Vale said the workers stayed in underground "refuge stations" and had access to food, water and medicine before climbing out.

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