Workers seriously injured using machinery and power tools (plant)

Three workers have been seriously injured using either machinery or power tools in separate incidents.

Lack of checks leads to asbestos contamination of two homes

Two residential homes have been contaminated with asbestos, after tradesmen inadvertently damaged asbestos containing material (ACM) in the homes.

Commercial establishments urged to check septic tank lids are safe and secure

NT WorkSafe is urging all workplaces across the Territory to urgently check that the septic tank lids on their property are safe and secured. In the last eight months, two children have fallen into septic tanks at separate commercial establishments in the Northern Territory.

Unauthorised workers modifying scaffolding can cause safety risks

NT WorkSafe is issuing a warning to workers in the construction industry, not to modify scaffolding if they are not authorised to do so.

Multiple machine operators across the Territory taking down power lines

NT WorkSafe has received a spate of notifications this year involving machine (plant) operators making contact and in the majority of cases bringing down overhead power lines.

Wheelchair users seriously injured in two separate vehicle incidents

NT WorkSafe has been notified of a number of vehicle incidents involving National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers and participants in recent months.

Two workers injured due to inadequate or no use of fall prevention

Two Territory workers have been injured within the last three months due to inadequate or not using fall prevention while working at heights.