MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. – Authorities say a 40-year-old coal miner has been killed in an eastern Pennsylvania mine accident.
The accident happened just after 10 a.m. Monday at the Harmony Mine near Mount Carmel, about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
WNEP-TV reports that other miners were able to get the victim to the surface and he was airlifted to a hospital, where he died.
Federal and state inspectors are headed to the scene to determine the cause.
The mine is owned by UAE Coal Corp. Associates.
It is the third fatal mining accident in Pennsylvania this year.