Ciner miners return to work
February 27, 2019
Elevated levels of methane gas were the cause of a mine evacuation at Ciner Saturday morning.
According to a press release from Ciner, monitors detected elevated methane levels early Saturday morning. The levels were high enough to trigger an evacuation of the mine.
“We evacuated all personnel from the mine and turned off the power,” a release from Ciner states.
The release stated surface operations continued to function by utilizing ore from the mine’s stockpile.
However, on Tuesday miners returned underground to resume normal mining operations, Craig Rood, Ciner’s site manager, sa...