Media Releases

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.

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.