2021

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.

NT WorkSafe issues first incident information release after three serious crush injuries

NT WorkSafe has issued its first Incident Information Release after three serious crush injuries involving machinery occurred over the last month.

Charges laid as WorkSafe alleges reckless conduct at Bootu Creek Mine

NT WorkSafe has charged a mine operator OM (Manganese) Ltd, as well as the mine’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Trevor Cook, with a total of 38 charges over the 2019 workplace death of a 59-year-old Mine Superintendent at Bootu Creek Mine.

Early guilty plea to reckless conduct charges for 2019 Avgas drum explosion

Cattle mustering contractor, 25-year-old Arron Peter Kerr (trading as Kerr Contracting & Co) has been convicted and handed a penalty of $20,000, after pleading guilty to two charges of reckless conduct over the serious injury of a young worker at Montejinni Station, 320km south west of Katherine.

Hot Air Balloon Company convicted and fined $130,000 over NSW tourist death

Alice Springs-based, Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd has been convicted and handed a combined penalty of $130,000 after pleading guilty last month to a breach of section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act) over the death of a NSW tourist.

Postponement of Territory Day fireworks

Due to the recent announcement from the Chief Minister regarding an extension of 72 hours to the lockdown, Territory Day has been postponed.

NT WorkSafe helping to make the regional shows memorable for the right reason

NT WorkSafe Inspectors are preparing for the start of the 2021 show circuit, and will be among the first Territorians to see if there are any new amusement rides at the shows.

Five charges laid over excavator fatality

NT WorkSafe has laid five charges over the death of a 30-year-old worker* who was fatally struck by an excavator bucket in 2019.