A West Virginia man was killed in a mining accident near Mount Morris, Pa. on Saturday. 

Jeremy R. Neice, 31, of Danville died in an accident at the Mepco LLC, 4 West Mine around 6 p.m. 

Federal and state mine safety agencies have been notified, and the company is fully cooperating in the investigation. 

“We at the company are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague. During this very difficult time, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Jeremy’s family, to all employees, and to all who knew Jeremy,” a company released statement said.

Operations at the mine have been suspended.