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.”