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2 Injured By Rock At Armstrong Co. Mine

(Photo credit: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two miners working in a crawl space deep underground in a coal mine in Kiski Township, Armstrong County, were injured late Monday when they were hit by a falling rock.

The rock was about 3 feet by 9 feet long.

The miners, who have not been identified, were estimated to be about 6 miles inside the mine, about 400 feet down, when the mishap occurred.

Jim Barker, Rosebud Mining Company Vice President, said he believed neither of the workers suffered life-threatening injuries.

They were taken to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville by ambulance.

At first, it was feared that a section of the roof collapsed, but the company official denied that.

Barker said “our thoughts and prayers are with the injured workers and their families.”

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