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Darwin equipment hire company and director receive record fine over excavator death

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. 

Read the full story on the ABC News website.

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