Yesterday a potentially tragic situation was avoided when 17 miners were rescued from a broken elevator shaft of the the deepest mine in North America, the Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, NY. Descending 600 feet per minute to an eventual depth of 2300 below the surface a mechanical problem occurred jamming the elevator in place. A normal four minute ride turned into a ten hour ordeal of freezing temperatures until a crane with a long enough cable could be located for the rescue effort. The skilled operators of Auburn Crane and Rigging received the call for help and were able to assist using their rough terrain Grove Crane. Below is a video interview explaining the entire situation through ACR crew interviews.
Long time visitors to this site may recall the coverage of Auburn Crane and Rigging when they were in town to construct on a parking garage. Check the links below for those historic posts.
Complete Rescue Coverage: Syracuse.com