NT WorkSafe has charged a Darwin amusement ride operator with four breaches of the Northern Territory’s Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, over the 2019 Freds Pass Show ride incident where two people were injured.
As advised in an NT WorkSafe press release, in 2019, Tyrone Troy Taylor supplied and operated the show rides for the sideshow alley at the Fred’s Pass Show. On Saturday 18th May, one of the tension arms on the Octopus ride broke, causing the sweep arm to buckle and the attached to a gondola to crash to the ground injuring both passengers.
A NT WorkSafe investigation found the Octopus Ride had a number of defects on the sweep arms and tension rods compromising the structural integrity of the ride. The investigation also found the ride’s brakes were compromised due to lack of maintenance and repair.
NT WorkSafe will allege that the Octopus Ride required regular maintenance and a…