Crews are preparing to remove the elevator on which more than a dozen central New York mine workers got stranded hundreds of feet underground.
Cargill Inc. spokesman Mark Klein says the Minneapolis-based company’s operations in Lansing, New York, are closed again Friday, a day after 17 miners spent up to 10 hours struck on an elevator 900 feet below ground.
The workers were heading to the mine’s 2,300-foot deep floor to start their overnight shift late Wednesday when the two-level elevator got stuck. A crane was brought in to drop a basket to the miners and haul them out. The last group of miners was rescued by 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The foreman of the crane company that helped make the rescue says the elevator will be removed from the shaft so it can be inspected.

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