1 airlifted to Syracuse following mine accident

1 airlifted to Syracuse following mine accident
Empire State Mines, Fowler (Source: wwny)

TOWN OF FOWLER, N.Y. (WWNY) - Officials say one person was injured and airlifted to a Syracuse hospital following an industrial accident at Empire State Mines.

Police and emergency crews were called to the town of Fowler mine Thursday morning.

State police said a worker was injured in the face by a hydraulic hose.

Mine general manager Joel Rheault said the mechanic suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Rheault said the incident is being investigated internally and the Mine Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

The mine currently has 110 workers.

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