16th November 2018
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Man dies after falling from North Sea oil platform

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Investigations are taking place after a man fell to his death yesterday from a North Sea oil platform 116 miles north-east of Shetland.

The 37-year-old fell overboard from the Brent Charlie platform while working as a contractor for BIS Salamis. He was pulled out of the water after workmates raised the alarm, but subsequently died onboard the standby vessel Ocean Spey.

Workers on the Shell-operated platform were called to muster when the alarm was raised, and all other personnel were accounted for.
The next of kin have been informed and the man ie is not believed to come from Shetland.

A statement from Shell read: “The relevant authorities have been notified and investigations are under way.  Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this sad time.”


About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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