All 1,800 workers trapped in a South African Platinum mine have been rescued, according to that nation’s Department of Mineral Resources.
According to reports, the miners were trapped after an accident blocked a shaft used to enter and exit the tunnels. Miners had to be hoisted to the surface gradually after it was determined the accident did not deal significant damage to the shaft cage. No serious injuries have been reported.
The incident once again brings mining company Sibanye-Stillwater under a microscope, as fatal accidents at its gold mines have risen. Seven miners were killed in an incident in May of 2018, just months after storm damage trapped 1,000 workers underground for more than a day.