Man injured by hose during decommissioning

A 57-YEAR-OLD man has suffered head injuries after a bunkering hose fell on him while he was working on decommissioning the Canadian Natural Resources-operated Murchison platform in the North Sea.
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The man was airlifted to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, Scotland, with suspected fractured ribs. However, offshoreenergytoday.com reported CNR saying the man did not suffer any fractures or broken bones.

"We were alerted at about 8am about pipe which had fallen from a height and hit a crewman," STV TV News quoted the Shetland Coastguard as saying.

"The platform's medic made an assessment of his condition and they consulted with a shore-side doctor who agreed he needed to come off.

"The coastguard helicopter scrambled from Sumburgh and he was taken to Lerwick."

The Murchison platform was commissioned in 1980 and ceased production in March,

The platform is now slated for removal and disposal by Heerema and AF consortium, with work beginning towards the end of last year.

Decommissioning is expected to take about another five years.

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