On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued.
According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The men were rescued by fellow coal miners and taken to the Schuylkill County airport. The injured miners were taken by waiting helicopters. Their injuries were not life threatening.
Federal and state government inspectors are investigating the incident. According to state inspectors, there have been previous violations of mine roof regulations at the D and F Mine. But any violations were always immediately remedied.
We’re thankful the miners were rescued safely and we wish them a speedy recovery.