The morning after a small slide forced evacuations at Bingham Canyon Mine, crews were working Thursday to clean up and determine exactly what happened.
The slide was detected about 6 p.m. Wednesday and moved a football field-sized portion of dirt four or five feet, according to Rio Tinto-Kennecott spokesman Justin Jones. About 100 workers evacuated Wednesday. Jones said 50 of those workers returned to their normal duties Thursday morning while the other 50 were assigned to other tasks.
"Work has been restored except for the lower portion of the pit," Jones added.