UPDATE: LCT Energy, the owner of the LP’s Maple Springs mine in Somerset, released a statement on Oct. 3 in relation to the deadly mining accident that happened on Monday, Oct. 2.
In the release, LCT stated that an employee was killed when he became trapped between a shuttle car and a mine rib. The work crew that was underground at the time of the accident included four miners who were licensed EMTs. They led the effort to transport the employee to the surface and to an ambulance.
“The entire LCT family is deeply saddened by this terrible accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends most affected by this tragedy,” LCT wrote in their statement.
LCT added that the company will be working with investigators from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety to complete an investigation of the incident, which is ongoing at this time.
The company has chosen not to release the name of the employee at this time.
Original story — SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One person is dead after a fatal mining accident occurred in Conemaugh Township on Monday.
Somerset County coroner Cullen Swank confirmed that he was called to a mining accident on Oct. 2. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the fatal accident happened at Maple Springs mine in Somerset at 11 a.m.
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The coroners office has an autopsy scheduled for Oct. 3. More information will be released pending the notification of next of kin.