Media Releases

Centralians urged to get gas heaters checked before winter

As the central region gears up for winter, NT WorkSafe reminds residents to ensure that their gas heating appliances are working properly to keep them warm and safe.

Industrial manslaughter charge for Darwin Construction Company

The Northern Territory’s Work Health and Safety Regulator has commenced a prosecution against Kalidonis NT Pty Ltd for Industrial Manslaughter in relation to a death of a worker at Maningrida on 20 March 2020.  It is alleged the worker sustained fatal injuries while engaged at work for the company.

Safety alert issued after lithium-ion battery explodes

NT WorkSafe has issued a Safety Alert after being notified that a vehicle had been damaged from a lithium-ion battery explosion.

2020-21 key NT work health and safety statistics

NT WorkSafe has published the 2020-21 key work health and safety statistics for the Northern Territory. The statistics provide information on the workers compensation claims made in the Northern Territory, including information on work related fatalities that occurred in that period currently under investigation.

Safety alert issued after lightning strike fatality of seasonal worker

NT WorkSafe has issued an important Safety Alert reminding businesses and workers of the risks associated with lightning strikes.

Media Statement - Lightning Strike Incident

NT WorkSafe has commenced enquiries after receiving notification on Tuesday 23 November that a worker being injured from a lightning strike incident.

Amusement ride operator is guilty over 2019 Freds Pass Show crash

The amusement ride operator of the Octopus Ride which malfunctioned and crashed in 2019, injuring two passengers, was convicted and given a total financial penalty of $30,000 in the Northern Territory Local Court in Darwin today.

Safety focus turns to risk of falls in workplaces in Safe Work Month

WorkSafe Inspectors will turn their focus to the risk of falls in workplaces this week as part of their proactive engagement with industry during National Safe Work Month.

Early guilty pleas result in combined penalty of $25,000 over 2019 electric shock incident

A director and two New South Wales based companies involved in operating the now closed Alice in the Territory Resort, were handed a combined penalty of $25,000 yesterday morning in the Northern Territory Local Court in Alice Springs over a 2019 serious electrical shock incident.

October Safe Work Month; the start of a Territory wide push for safer workplaces

October is National Safe Work Month, an opportunity for Territory businesses and workers to focus on improving safety in the workplace.