Two workers rescued after being trapped underground in a mine south-west of Sydney


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Two workers have been rescued after they became trapped in a lift shaft underground at a coal mine 75km south-west of Sydney.

The incident happened on Wednesday evening.

The NSW Resources Regulator said an issue with the Number Three Shaft Winder resulted in two workers being stranded 160m underground.

The Regulator said inspectors worked with emergency services and mine personnel to ensure the safe recovery of workers, which occurred just before midnight. No injuries were reported.

The NSW Resources Regulator is investigating the incident.

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