All 17 workers rescued from New York salt mine after trapped for hours

January 7, 2016 2:31 PM

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Emergency crews in upstate New York on Thursday morning freed all 17 workers who had been trapped in an elevator at a salt mine about 800 feet below ground.

"Extremely relieved and happy to say that they're out," Cargill mine manager Shawn Wilczynski said during a news conference.

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