The 36-year-old was struck by a rock about 1,000 feet below the surface of the mine in Williamstown.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating after a man died in a central Pennsylvania coal mine.

Daniel Shoener, 36, of Donaldson, was struck by a rock about 1,000 feet below the surface in Williamstown Mine #1 on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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Fellow miners were able to get Shoener to the surface, but police said his blunt force injuries were too severe and he died at the scene.

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The mine is operated by Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging.

The accident was under investigation and no other details were available.

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