Offshore worker dies after fall from Petrobras platform

An offshore worker died on Sunday following a fall from a Petrobras-operated platform in Brazil. 

According to Sindipetro NF, a Brazilian workers’ union, Victor Geraldo Brito, 29, fell from a height of 12 m and did not survive the impact.

He was an employee of a private company, RIP Servicos Industriais, and at the time of the incident he was working on the Cherne-2 fixed platform (PCH-2) at the Cherne field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Following the accident, the union’s director Wilson Reis embarked on the platform to participate in the investigation. The union condemned the unsafe work environment in the Campos basin that has, according to the union, led to hundreds of deaths, injuries and illnesses in recent years.

In related news, Michel Temer, Brazil’s acting president who took office after the impeachment of the president Dilma Rousseff, recently named a person to take over the helm of the country’s oil giant Petrobras. The Brazilian government revealed that Pedro Parente, a former energy minister, would be taking the top position at the oil company.

Brazil’s largest oil workers’ union, Federação Única dos Petroleiros (FUP), reacted by sending an open letter to Petrobras President of the Board, Luiz Nelson Guedes de Carvalho, asking him not to accept the appointment of Pedro Parente as the company’s CEO.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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