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2 Injured in Explosion at Equinor Heimdal Platform in Norway

Gasoil News - Published on Mon, 02 Dec 2019

Image Source: Equinor Heimdal
Equinor confirmed that the condition of one of the employees who were injured in work-related incident on Heimdal is serious but not life-threatening. The other employee has suffered physical injuries that are not as serious as the colleague’s injuries. The two injured employees, a man 22 and a woman 19, were taken care of by health personnel on board Heimdal and were transported to Haukeland University Hospital and Stavanger University Hospital. The incident occurred as a result of an explosion of a portable nitrogen gas container on board the platform and was reported to Equinor’s emergency response centre at 18.06 on 28 November. There were 70 people on board the platform when the incident occurred.

Equinor EVP Development and Production Norway Mr Arne Sigve Nylund said “This is a serious work-related incident that has strongly affected all of us. Our main priority now is to keep following up and supporting our injured personnel and their next-of-kin. Their colleagues on Heimdal, where the incident occurred, are also being taken care of and we have sent extra personnel offshore to support them.”

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and the police have travelled to the platform to start their investigations.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 02 Dec 2019
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