Gas plant worker dies

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Shetland Gas Plant was closed yes­ter­day after the death of a Petrofac subcontractor.

The man was later named by police as Neil McLaughlin, 53, from Cheshire. They said the death was not being treated as suspicious at this time but a report had been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Total’s communications officer Rhonda Miller said the death was “not work-related”, adding: “The site was closed as a mark of respect.”

Petrofac communications officer Nathaniel Mumford said the deceas­ed was found at the Sella Ness accommodation block. Mr Mumford said: “This is a tragedy and our sym­pathies are with the family and friends of the deceased.”