Media Releases

Safety alert issued after worker seriously injured using make shift forklift workbox

NT WorkSafe has issued a safety alert after a worker was seriously injured falling over 3.6 metres from a forklift.

NT WorkSafe charges local council over near drowning incident of worker

NT WorkSafe has charged the City of Palmerston with nine breaches of the Northern Territory’s Work Health and Safety Laws after a near drowning incident of one it its workers.

Compliance checks continue ahead of Royal Darwin Show

NT WorkSafe has been conducting compliance checks for this year’s show circuit to ensure that Territory families and visitors have a great and safe show experience.

Media Statement - reported Nhulunbuy excavator bucket incident

NT WorkSafe has received a notification that a worker in Nhulunbuy suffered a crush injury to his leg on Wednesday morning.

Workers reminded to not let WorkSafe issued licences expire

NT WorkSafe reminds workers that it is their responsibility to keep their WorkSafe issued licenses current and to not let them expire.

Resignation of the Northern Territory Work Health Authority

The Northern Territory’s Work Health Authority, Mr Bill Esteves has resigned to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer with a Queensland Government owned commercial statutory authority.

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.