NT WorkSafe actively enforces the law, prosecuting alleged offenders under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act and Dangerous Goods Act.
BEN’S TREE SERVICE PTY LTD
On the 24 March 2015 a worker was seriously injured whilst shredding trees and palm fronds in preparation for an approaching cyclone.
On the 20 July 2016 the defendant was convicted and fined $15,000 for a breach of section 32 of the WHS Act.
THE ROCK TOUR PTY LTD
On the 15 June 2014 a tourist was fatally injured when climbing down onto an overhanging ledge below Kestrel Falls look out.
On the 23 June 2016 the defendant was convicted and fined $140,000 for a breach of section 32 of the WHS Act.
ARAFURA PLUMBING PTY LTD
On the 18 June 2012 Arafura Plumbing PTY LTD were found to be in breach of a notice prohibiting the transport and storage of flammable gas in enclosed vehicles.
On 09 October 2013 the defendant was convicted and fined $5,080 for a breach of section 19 and 197 of the WHS Act.
PERKINS WELDING & FABRICATION PTY LTD
On the 10 April 2012 a worker sustained a workplace injury and was admitted as an inpatient at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Enquiries proved that the company never held a insurance policy or indemnity from an approved insurer, nor did they notify NT WorkSafe of the incident.
On the 15 July 2012 the defendant was convicted and fined $58,625 for a breach of section 126 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and $16,400 for a breach of section 38 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act.
NT WorkSafe has issued five infringement notices for failing to comply with an improvement notice. Each notice had a total due of $3640. The infringement notices were issued in the following industry sectors:
In 2016 NT WorkSafe approved thirty five Consent to Prosecute requests from the NT Police for possession of fireworks outside the approved period.
NT WorkSafe is a division of the Department of Attorney-General and Justice
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