Man killed in accident in Dauphin County mine

Authorities are investigating the incident.

  • The Associated Press

(Williamstown) — 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.

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.

The anthracite coal mine, in Williamstown, Dauphin County, is operated by Kimmel’s Coal and Packaging.

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

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