Statement on incorrect media reports relating to fatality at Bladin Point Construction Site

‚ÄčNT WorkSafe would like to correct the misinformation being reported by the media on the cause of the fatality at Bladin Point Construction Site overnight. The fatality was not as a result of a ‘falling from a great height’ as reported by one media outlet, or falling from a height after breaking through temporary flooring, as reported by another.

The deceased was working in a confined space installing insulation within a tank when the incident occurred. A prohibition notice was issued at 3.00am today stopping all insulation work within tanks on the Bladin Point Construction Site.

WorkSafe Inspectors are currently back onsite continuing their investigation.

Contact:
Peter Chan
Phone:
0401 114 569
Email:
ntworksafe@nt.gov.au