15 Of 17 Miners Stuck In NY Salt Mine Hoisted To Surface
Published: January 7th, 2016

15 of 17 miners stuck in NY salt mine hoisted to surface

LANSING (AP) - Emergency crews rescued 15 of 17 miners who were stuck for hours in an elevator 900 feet underground at a central New York salt mine that’s the deepest in the Western Hemisphere, officials said Thursday.

Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Cargill Inc., said efforts to rescue the two remaining miners were continuing. Klein said they were not in danger, and added the rescue operation could be completed soon.

Four miners were hoisted to the surface in a basket around 7 a.m. at the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, about 40 miles outside Syracuse.

Four more miners were rescued in the same manner about 30 minutes later, and another seven were brought to the surface by 8:30 a.m., Klein said.


The Evening Sun

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