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Gas leak sends three to hospital. Personnel evacuated to lifeboats. Three employees were flown to Haukeland University Hospital after a gas leak occurred on StatoilHydro’s Kvitebjørn platform in the North Sea. Gisle Johansson, StatoilHydro’s head of information, says that they suspect the three were slightly exposed to natural gas.

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Gas leak sends three to hospital

Published on Sunday, 7th June, 2009 at 23:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Personnel evacuated to lifeboats.

Kvitebjørn
Kvitebjørn
Photo: Øyvind Hagen/StatoilHydro


Three employees were flown to Haukeland University Hospital after a gas leak occurred on StatoilHydro’s Kvitebjørn platform in the North Sea.

Gisle Johansson, StatoilHydro’s head of information, says that they suspect the three were slightly exposed to natural gas.

“The facility has been closed for a while for maintenance. A relatively short gas leak occurred under reactivation” he informs NRK.

Johansson says that StatoilHydro views the fact that an incident occurred as serious.

According to bt.no, all the employees on the rig were mustered in the lifeboats as a precaution, should the situation have developed any further.

Although none of the three have exhibited any symptoms, they have been kept in hospital for observation for 24 hours.

The leak occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday.



Published on Sunday, 7th June, 2009 at 23:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: statoilhydro, kvitebjrn, oil-rig, gas, leak, lifeboats, hospital, haukeland, north, sea.





  
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