Coal Miners Rescued in PA Coal Mine

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 06:03 PM gHale

Two miners ended up rescued Monday after a part of a roof of a coal mine fell on top of them in Schuylkill County, PA.

As of Tuesday night, hospital officials say 25-year-old T.J. Kennedy is in serious condition and Justin Reninger is in critical condition.

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The incident occurred along Valley Road in Cass Township at the “D and F” Deep Mine as the two were placing face props in the mine.

After removing one of the props, a section of the roof broke loose and collapsed onto the workers, officials said.

State inspectors said in the past they found violations of mine roof regulations, but they always ended up immediately corrected.

The two injured miners ended up at the Schuylkill County where they ended up rushed away in medical helicopters. State officials said fellow coal miners rescued the trapped miners. The miners injuries are not life threatening.

Inspectors from the federal and state governments are investigating what happened at the D and F Mine in Schuylkill County.

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