NT worker crushed by falling sliding gate

A Northern Territory worker has received serious crush injuries that required surgery in the final days of 2022.

The worker was leaving work and manually closed a sliding gate when the heavy nine metre wide gate fell, pinning the worker to the driveway.

Fortunately, the worker was not the last to leave, and a co-worker who witnessed the incident called for help.

NT WorkSafe’s preliminary enquiries indicate component failures may have contributed to the incident.

The gate motor wasn’t powered due to an issue with the solar panel, requiring the gate to be manually operated.

The guide block which held the sliding gate upright as it opens and closes, was also found broken at the scene.