Two offshore workers suffer injuries on North Sea platform

Two offshore workers were injured on Monday in a crane-related accident on a North Sea platform.

According to a Tuesday report by BBC, the incident involving a crane happened on the Repsol Sinopec-operated Fulmar installation in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The news agency also said that, as a result of the incident, two workers were treated for non life-threatening injuries, one of them was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The Fulmar platform has been shut down due to investigation.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Repsol Sinopec seeking confirmation and further details about the incident.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited can confirm that two people have been treated for non-life threatening injuries following an incident involving a crane on the Fulmar installation. One person was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for further assessment. Family members were informed and all remaining personnel on board are safe.”

The Fulmar platform was installed in 1981 with first oil production in 1982. The installation is located approximately 217 miles east of Dundee and comprises of two fixed steel jackets. It has facilities for drilling, production, accommodation and associated utilities.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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