“On behalf of the (Goewerneur. Tom) Wolf Administration, DEP, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, our thoughts are with the individual’s family and we extend heartfelt condolences for their loss,” lui die verklaring.
A spokesperson for Arcosa, the company that owns the mine, said in a statement it was “deeply saddened to confirm a fatality has occurred as a result of an accident at the Laurel Aggregates mine.”
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the employee’s family and friends,” spokesperson Jeff Eller said, adding the company is cooperating with authorities to determine the cause of the accident.
The collapse will be investigated by DEP and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Fraley’s statement said, “which would include securing the accident site, interviews with mine personnel, and underground observations.”
“DEP will issue a preliminary action report with general findings and a final report with its full determination of the cause and potential corrective measures required of the mine operator to ensure that this type of situation does not happen again,” lui die verklaring.