Desperate operation to free two men trapped inside an underground cage after an accident in a coal mine

The rescue operation is under way for two men trapped and wounded in the Tahmoor coal mine (pictured)

Desperate operation to free two men trapped inside an underground cage after an accident in a coal mine

  • Two men are injured and trapped in an underground cage in a coal mine in NSW
  • A rescue operation is currently under way, and the mine has been evacuated
  • Rescue teams of firemen are installing a crane to extract the cage

Alex Chapman for Daily Mail Australia

A desperate operation is under way to rescue two men trapped in an underground cage in a coal mine.

The authorities were called to the Tahmoor mine, southwest of Sydney, just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the New South Wales Police confirmed that a rescue operation is under way, and that the mine was evacuated shortly after they were called.

It is understood that the incident occurred when a mechanical failure occurred, leaving the two men trapped 160 meters underground.

The rescue operation is under way for two men trapped and wounded in the Tahmoor coal mine (pictured)

The rescue operation is under way for two men trapped and wounded in the Tahmoor coal mine (pictured)

According to reports, the two men are unharmed.

The rescue brigades of firefighters are installing a crane to remove the elevator or the cage in which they are trapped.

The operation is being supervised by NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Resources Regulator.

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