2020

Cattle Company pleads guilty to failures that led to serious injuries

The owners of Ambalindum Station in Central Australia have been convicted and fined $30,000 over a 2018 incident in which two workers were seriously injured after a man cage they were in detached and fell from a telehandler as they were being lifted.

Worker guilty of hindering WorkSafe investigation

The Alice Springs Local Court has convicted and fined a worker $4,000 for hindering a NT WorkSafe investigation into a serious incident at Ambalindum Station in Central Australia.

Statement on Katherine Fatality

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation after receiving notification that a 37-year-old male worker has died after falling from the tracks of an excavator.

Expanded on-the-spot fines for work health and safety offences

Twenty one new infringeable offences have been added to the Territory’s work health and safety laws, giving WorkSafe Inspectors wider scope to issue on-the-spot fines to businesses and workers found breaking the law.

Workplace exposure standards halved for respirable crystalline silica

The new national workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica takes effect in the Northern Territory on 1 July 2020.

Safety alert issued over using chains for towing

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert to highlight the risk of serious injury or death when using chains in towing or recovery operations.

Alice Springs fuel company fined for employee’s death

Indervon Pty Ltd (Indervon) pleaded guilty in the Alice Springs Local Court on Wednesday 29 April for failing to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision, which lead to the death of one of its drivers.

Awareness campaign launched to improve safety in the Territory

NT WorkSafe has relaunched its Homecomings campaign to continue raising awareness in the community around workplace safety.

Charges laid over fall from height at remote cattle station

NT WorkSafe has charged Queensland based company Hewitt Cattle Australia Pty Ltd with one breach of section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011.

$1.3 million enforceable undertaking to improve road safety

NT WorkSafe has accepted a $1.3 million enforceable undertaking from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) as part of legal action stemming from a fatal road accident in Darwin in 2016.