BREAKING: Suicide discovered at Ichthys camp

Social media reports last night revealed another FIFO worker has ended his life in camp.

The unidentified man was found dead in his room at the Ichthys Project camp on Monday.

Palmerston police confirmed they were notified of a death in the Manigurr-ma Village last night, and are presently investigating.

Australian Mining understands there have been a number of suicides of workers from the Ichthys Project, however it is believed this is the first to have occured in camp.

Another Ichthys worker ended his life while on break approximately two weeks ago.

AMWU NT organiser Bryan Wilkins said he knew of four suicides of workers from the project, but that the number may even be as high as eight.

Wilkins also said that many workers on the site wanted a move to 3/1 rosters.

"The common sentiment right across our job is that they want shorter rosters, they really do," he said.

"When we negotiated the greenfields agreement we pushed for 3/1 rosters, because the feedback we get from members on the job is that 4/1 is too long.

"We pushed for 3/1 but JKC wouldn't move on 4/1."

Wilkins said support services in the camp included Aushelp phone support and information sessions, as well as Mates in Construction.

Located in the Northern Territory, the Ichthys LNG project is run by Inpex with JKC as the main contractor.

The Manigurr-ma Village has capacity for 3500 workers, the requirement for peak capacity of the project.

If you or anyone you know seems to be struggling at home or at work, please contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36; Lifeline on 13 11 14; or Mates in Construction on 1300 642 111.

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