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Darwin-based building company charged for illegal asbestos removal work

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2017

It is alleged that the company was contracted to refurbish three properties and allowed unlicensed workers to remove asbestos from two of the properties in October and November 2015. The workers were allegedly given no training or appropriate safety equipment, despite knowing the properties contained asbestos.

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Crane hire and rigging company convicted for work safety breach

Reported by Haydee | 16 May, 2017

A crane hire and rigging company has been convicted and fined $11,800 after pleading guilty to two breaches of Section 32 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act for failing to comply with a health and safety duty.

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NT WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from freight company

Reported by Haydee | 28 Apr, 2016

NT WorkSafe has accepted an enforceable undertaking from a supply chain provider which allegedly failed to comply with its work health and safety duties when a man suffered serious injuries after being struck by falling freight while a truck was being unloaded at the Gunbalanya service station.

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Worker falls from tower to his death

Reported by Haydee | 05 Feb, 2016

A worker died on Wednesday after falling from a communications tower in Adelaide River, Northern Territory.

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Safety highlighted in croc industry film

Reported by Haydee | 29 Oct, 2015

A film commissioned by NT WorkSafe focusing on safety in the crocodile industry will close the month long Virtual Seminar Series as part of the Safe Work Month celebration.

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NT WorkSafe warns against using uncertified gas cookers

Reported by Haydee | 07 Apr, 2015

NT WorkSafe has recently released a safety warning on the health and safety risks of portable butane gas cookers which are not compliant with Australian Standards. According to NT WorkSafe, testing on several portable butane gas cookers has been conducted after a number of fire and explosions incidents during use has been reported. “The testing …