Police Scotland reveals name of worker killed in rig accident
Police Scotland revealed the name of the oil worker who died following an incident on the Harding Platform in the North Sea as George Bartlett, aged 62.
The incident happened just after 2.15am Thursday when Bartlett fell overboard during maintenance activity on the platform. He was recovered from the sea by a support vessel and flown by helicopter to a hospital in Shetland where he subsequently died.
The Harding platform is owned and operated by TAQA and is located 320 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen. Production at the platform has been closed since the incident.
Oil & Gas UK director of health, safety and employment issues, Robert Paterson, said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this distressing incident and our immediate thoughts go to the family, friends and colleagues of this member of our industry.”