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34 Trapped Workers at Nutrien Potash Mine Rescued

Andrew Hobbs and Ashley Robinson

(Bloomberg) -- All 34 workers that had been trapped underground at Nutrien Ltd.’s Cory potash mine in Saskatchewan since Tuesday afternoon have been rescued.

“All 34 employees have been safely brought to the surface at our Cory Potash site,” Will Tigley, a spokesman for the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier, said in an email.

The maintenance workers became trapped underground after the service shaft at the mine stopped operating.

The Cory mine isn’t currently producing potash, and is in its summer maintenance period. With the mine out of production, the incident didn’t affect global potash supply.

Nutrien shares closed Wednesday down 0.4% in Toronto.

To contact the reporters on this story: Andrew Hobbs in Sydney at ahobbs4@bloomberg.net;Ashley Robinson in Winnipeg (Non BLP Loc) at arobinson193@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Anna Kitanaka at akitanaka@bloomberg.net, Andrew Hobbs

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