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Published February 11, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo galery: Silo rescue

Photos from Farmington's Feb. 4 rescue effort.


Rescue workers lower Mark Malecha to the ground eight hours after he became trapped in a corn silo.

  • Rescue workers lower Mark Malecha to the ground eight hours after he became trapped in a corn silo.
  • Members of Mark Malecha’s family wait in the foreground as rescuers use ladder trucks from Lakeville and Rosemount to continue working.
  • Crews try to extract a man who is pinned in a grain bin.
  • Fire fighters try to help Feely's employee stuck in grain bin
  • A ladder truck from Lakeville assists in attempts to rescue a Feely Elevator employee from a silo.
  • Rescue workers assess the situation.
  • A wide view of the rescue effort from the break room at Farmington City Hall.
  • A wide view of the rescue effort.
  • Farmington firefighters gather early in the effort to rescue Mark Malecha from a corn silo.
  • Rescue crews worked all day and into the night Feb. 4 to rescue Feely Elevator manager Mark Malecha from a corn silo. Bel
  • Farmington firefighters and members of the Dakota County Special Operations Team.
  • Malecha is lowered safely to the ground.
  • Light towers illuminate the west side of the Feely Elevator silos as a city of Farmington vacuum truck waits to suck up corn. The vacuum trucks were there in case corn started to shift and had to be removed quickly.