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Piper Alpha 25 Years - Lest We Forget

Last update on May 9, 2014.

Piper Alpha 25 Years - Lest We Forget

Its 25 years since disaster befell the North Sea production platform Piper Alpha in July 1988. Starting at around 10.00 pm on the 6th a series of enormous explosions tore through the platform over the course of an hour resulting in the fatalities of 167 men including that of 2 Rescue Personnel piloting a RIB. There were 61 survivors.

At least in North Sea oil fields the legacy of the Piper Alpha disaster was that oil & gas companies invested heavily in health & safety for their rigs and personnel. 25 years on whether this legacy extends beyond the North Sea ...

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