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April 30
Statement – Workplace fatality on Wishart Road, Tivendale
  • NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into the fatality that occurred yesterday at a plant hire business located on Wishart Road, Tivendale.
  • The deceased was 30-year-old Dwayne Beaumont and at the time of the incident, Mr Beaumont was assisting with the loading of an excavator onto a float (flatbed trailer).
  • The excavator was fitted with a large excavator bucket, which contained two smaller buckets and a ripper.
  • Mr Beaumont was standing on the float in front of the excavator, when one of the smaller buckets dislodged and fatally struck him.
  • Mr Beaumont and the excavator operator are not employees of the plant hire company.
  • The transport of excavator attachments in large buckets appears to be common practice; these attachments should be secured to prevent dislodgement.

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