Media Releases

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.

Amusement ride operator charged over 2019 Freds Pass Show crash

NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin amusement ride operator with four breaches of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, over the 2019 Freds Pass Show ride incident where two people were injured.

Another forklift incident leaves WorkSafe Inspectors shaking their heads

NT WorkSafe Inspectors have attended another forklift tip over, making it the third such incident in four weeks in the Territory.

Four charges laid over Avgas drum explosion that severely burnt young ringer

NT WorkSafe has charged a cattle mustering contractor with four breaches of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, over an incident where an 18-year-old worker was severely burnt when a 44-gallon Avgas drum exploded.

Safety alert issued for Forklift owners and operators

NT WorkSafe has issued a new safety alert after two recent incidents involving forklifts in the Darwin area.

Charges laid over serious crush injury incident

NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin mobile crane hire company over a serious incident where two workers suffered crush injuries.

Charges laid after worker suffers serious electrical shock

NT WorkSafe has charged two New South Wales based companies and a company director for breaching the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 (the Act).

$160k penalty for Tennant Creek business and director over fire station electrocution

Tennant Creek electrical services company Ridem Pty Ltd (trading as Dexter Barnes Electrical) and company director Russell O’Donnell, have been handed a combined penalty of more than $160,000 after pleading guilty to charges relating to the death of a fourth year apprentice electrician.