May 20, 2018
Business

Inpex worker dies after ‘serious’ workplace incident

A 56-year-old man has died at the Inpex Ichthys gas project, just outside of Darwin, after a "serious" workplace incident.

Northern Territory police said it received a call about 8:30pm on Wednesday, informing them a man was being resuscitated at the site.

"We were made aware of a person, a male out there, a 56-year-old male under full resuscitation as a result of what appears at this stage to be a workplace incident," Duty Superintendent James O'Brien said.

"Unfortunately as a result of the incident the male didn't survive."

Duty Superintendent O'Brien said police had been investigating overnight but would not release details on what caused the incident before a report was prepared for the coroner.

In a statement, Inpex confirmed the man's death was the result of a "serious incident" at the Bladin Point construction site.

"Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go to his family, loved ones and colleagues," it said.

"We are cooperating fully with relevant authorities."

Inpex said it was now in the process of informing and providing counselling to its workers.

"Inpex has advised our staff of the tragedy this morning and also reminded them of the counselling and support services that are available to them and there won't be any construction activity on site today," general manager Sean Kildare said.

The ABC understands the man was working on cryogenic tanks for a contractor on the site and was working in a confined space at the time of the incident.

Worksafe NT and police are investigating in the incident.

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