Mar 16th 2023
Darwin equipment hire company and director receive record fine over excavator death
A Darwin equipment hire company and its managing director have been fined a total of $1.14 million over a fatal workplace incident almost four years ago.
This is the highest fine ever imposed for a workplace safety breach in the Northern Territory.
The incident happened in April 2019 when an excavator bucket dislodged and fell on a 30-year-old man.
NT WorkSafe charged the company and its managing director in May 2021. The company was fined $960,000 in the Darwin Local Court, while the director was ordered to pay a fine of $180,000 by the same court.
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