LANSING, NY – Early this morning, rescue workers helped 17 miners escape from the mine elevator they had been trapped on for nearly 10 hours.

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For the full story, check our previous coverage:

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Below, you can watch as some of the miners are lifted up in the rescue basket. Videos courtesy of WSYR.

Then, watch this brief statement from Cargill mine manager Shawn Wilczynski from an early moment of the crisis.

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Michael Smith

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