NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Improvement notice for oil firm over offshore injury

Alba Northern Image copyright Chevron
Image caption The Alba field lies about 130 miles off Aberdeen

An oil firm has been served with an improvement notice after a worker suffered a serious injury on a North Sea oil platform.

The incident happened on the Alba Northern installation on 6 May during lifting operations.

It is claimed operator Chevron failed to ensure that lifting operations on the platform were properly planned and carried out in a safe manner.

Chevron said it would work with the Health and Safety Executive.

It said it would implement the recommendation "in a constructive and timely manner".

The oil giant added: "We have created and defined agreed work scopes which address the areas covered within the recent notice and will continue to communicate our progress to the HSE until the matter has been resolved."

The Alba field lies about 130 miles (210km) north east of Aberdeen.

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