Man dies after falling from North Sea oil platform

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.”


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