Officials at the K+S Legacy Mine have confirmed a piece of large equipment collapsed at the site during routine testing this weekend.
According to a release, it happened early Sunday morning around 4:23 am.
The company says a “process vessel” fell down with “consequential damage.”
Officials says no significant injuries were reported, adding there is an investigation underway to determine the extent of damage with appropriate authorities notified.
Workers at the site posted through social media about the event.
Some said the site was on a temporary “stand-down” as of Sunday night.
Construction of the mine has involved some 3,000 workers.
Once it goes into production it is anticipated the mine will have about 100 permanent workers.
In a recent tour, officials said the project, which is near Bethune, SK, was on budget and on time for commissioning this summer with delivery of product to markets shortly after that.