2 missing in Quebec after vehicles plunge into pit
APL'EPIPHANIE, Quebec -- Officials say two Quebec quarry workers are missing after an apparent landslide swept several vehicles into a pit nearly 100 yards deep.
January 31, 2013, 10:59 am TWN
Two trucks and an excavator were trapped in huge mounds of loose gravel at the bottom of the snowy crater in L'Epiphanie, Quebec, just east of Montreal.
A third worker managed to climb out of the excavator with what police described as minor injuries, after the vehicle tumbled down the steep embankment on Tuesday.
Provincial police spokesman Benoit Richard says specialists working with rescue crews recommended suspending the search until Wednesday morning.
He says search teams need to be able to see how the gravel in the pit might shift while they worked. Rescue workers will attempt to bring heavy search equipment down to the site Wednesday.