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A miner trapped in a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, mine collapse has died - Erie News Now

A miner trapped in a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, mine collapse has died - Erie News Now
By Dakin Andone, CNN

Officials believe part of the mine's roof fell onto equipment the miner was working in, fatally injuring the victim, DEP spokesperson Lauren Fraley said in a statement.DEP received a report of a roof collapse and a trapped miner at the Laurel Aggregates' Lake Lynn Mine, just north of the state's border with West Virginia, Friday afternoon, Fraley's statement said, adding the mine's operator reported the collapse within the required 15 minutes."Crews from the company and DEP's mine rescue team worked to remove loose rock to reach the equipment and move it under a solid, supported area of the roof to ultimately extricate the individual," the statement said.DEP will not be identifying the victim, the statement said.

Tom) Wolf Administration, DEP, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, our thoughts are with the individual's family and we extend heartfelt condolences for their loss," the statement said.A spokesperson for Arcosa, the company that owns the mine, said in a statement it was "deeply saddened to confirm a fatality has occurred as a result of an accident at the Laurel Aggregates mine.

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