A search is underway for two workers at the Cargill Salt Mine on Avery Island after the roof collapsed early Monday morning.
The Cargill Corporation issued the following statement Monday morning:
Early this morning, Cargill’s Avery Island salt mine experienced a roof collapse. We have two employees who remain unaccounted for at this time and we are working with local first responders and the Mine Safety and Health Administration who are onsite to respond to this emergency. All 16 other employees working that shift have been evacuated with no injuries reported. The facility has been shut down to allow a complete investigation of the incident and ensure the safe operations of our facility.
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