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May 18
Statement - Fred's Pass Show ride incident
  • ​NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into incident involving the Octopus Ride at the Fred's Pass Show.
  • WorkSafe Inspectors have attended the scene and issued a prohibition notice, and a non-disturbance notice on the ride.
  • An independent engineer will be engaged to assess the ride next week.
  • Comments made to the media earlier has incorrectly stated “all rides are checked out thoroughly by NT WorkSafe.”
  • The responsibility of checking the safety of a ride sits with the ride owner and the engineer they engage.
  • NT WorkSafe and other work health and safety regulators audit the rides maintenance records, log books, as well as a site verification for the rides set up and operation.


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