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Accident on Oseberg B: one killed. Man dies after 14 metre fall from scaffold. Yesterday, a fatal accident occurred on StatoilHydro’s Oseberg B platform involving a worker. The accident happened at approximately 9 a.m. in connection with dismantling scaffolding in the drilling area.Life-saving attempts Despite the man receiving medical attention on the spot, according to StatoilHydro, the victim was flown by search and rescue helicopter (SAR) to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. He died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

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Accident on Oseberg B: one killed

Published on Thursday, 7th May, 2009 at 21:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th May 2009 at 00:25.

Man dies after 14 metre fall from scaffold.

Oseberg Field Centre
Oseberg Field Centre
Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoilhydro


Petroleum Safety Authority to investigate

Yesterday, a fatal accident occurred on StatoilHydro’s Oseberg B platform involving a worker. The accident happened at approximately 9 a.m. in connection with dismantling scaffolding in the drilling area.

Life-saving attempts

Despite the man receiving medical attention on the spot, according to StatoilHydro, the victim was flown by search and rescue helicopter (SAR) to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. He died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

Three people from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) were flown out to investigate.

“The goals of the PSA investigation include identifying the sequence of events as well as the direct and underlying causes of the accident” writes Ole-Johan Faret, the PSA’s press spokesperson.

Police involved despite StatoilHydro investigation

“We in StatiolHydro will do our utmost to clarify the causes of the accident, and use this information in our efforts to ensure that such an incident cannot occur again” said Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president for StatoilHydro’s exploration and production in Norway.

The PSA have been asked by the police to assist them in their enquiries, in addition to their own investigation.

Condolences

Michelsen said that the man’s death has affected them all.

“I would like to express the sympathy and concern felt both by StatoilHydro and by me personally for the family which has lost one of its members.”

The victim worked for STS, the contractor carrying out the work. His next of kin have been informed.



Published on Thursday, 7th May, 2009 at 21:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th May 2009 at 00:25.

This post has the following tags: statoilhydro, oseberg, oil, platform, north, sea, accident, fatality, drilling, scaffolding.





  
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