Police and emergency services are currently on the scene at Henty Gold Mine on the West Coast where a mining worker is missing underground.
The worker was reported missing about 4am after his colleagues could not make communications contact with him and entered the area he was working in, about 20 minutes descent underground.
The three men found a section of earth collapsed and were unable to locate their colleague. They went back to the surface and raised the alarm.
When they deem it safe the mine’s rescue team will commence searching.
Work Safe Tasmania and the Mines Inspector have been notified.