Two Cargill employees are missing after a roof collapsed in the Avery Island salt mine.

That's according to our news partners at KATC, who received the following statement from Cargill:

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.

Fortunately, Cargill says 16 other employees are safe and were not injured.

The facility has been shut down.

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