What started as movement measuring only fractions of an inch at Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine became the biggest slide Ted Himebaugh has seen in his 36 years with the company.
Himebaugh, Kennecott’s general manager of operation readiness, said the size and depth of the slide that occured Wednesday night is still unknown. After effectively preparing for the slide and preventing any injury, teams are beginning to assess its impact before they can determine when workers will return.
See http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578042/Kennecott-confirms-significant-landslide-at-Bingham-Canyon-Mine.html.