Thomas Jones, 47, of 520 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, a 32-year-veteran of anthracite mining, died in Coaldale Hospital at 8:45 p.m. yesterday after falling down a chute yesterday morning at Coaldale No. 9 mine of the Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. Jones was engaged in timbering at the time of the fall. His death was the first in Panther Valley-Carbon County mining for 1954.