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Miners Trapped Underground In Preissac, Que. Not In Danger, Says Company Spokesman

05/26/2015 02:21 EDT | Updated 05/26/2016 05:59 EDT
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PREISSAC, Que. - Nine miners are trapped underground in northwestern Quebec but a company spokesman says the situation is not life-threatening.

Sylvain Lehoux says the miners should be freed early this afternoon at the Iamgold mine in Preissac in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region.

He says a wall moved because of seismic activity in the area.

The company has suspended operations for the day as it attempts to reach the miners.

Union spokesman Marc Thibodeau is expressing concern because it is the second such incident at the mine in four months.

In January, four men were trapped before being rescued.