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NT WorkSafe drops charges against Darwin crane company

Dec 16th 2022

NT WorkSafe drops charges against Darwin crane company

A Darwin crane company will spend $63,000 on initiatives that will help improve safety in the construction industry after the Northern Territory workplace health and safety regulator, WorkSafe, accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from the company following a 2019 workplace incident.

The incident happened at a Palmerston construction site when a 1.8-tonne switchboard fell onto two workers. The workers suffered serious crush injuries.

An investigation found the company did not have a safe system of work.

NT WorkSafe charged the company in December 2020 for breaching Sections 19(1) and 19(2) of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act.

The charges have been withdrawn following the agreement.

Read the full story here.

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