Worker evacuated from Cormorant Alpha after injury
Shetland Coastguard has flown an injured worker from the North Cormorant platform in the UK North Sea.
According to Evening Express, a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, the 58 years old man was taken to the Lerwick hospital by helicopter last night.
No further details into the nature and the gravity of the injuries were reported.
The North Cormorant platform is owned and operated by TAQA. The installation is situated around 110 miles north-east of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.
When asked for a comment by Offshore Energy Today, TAQA sent a following statement:
“As a precaution one of our people on board TAQA’s North Cormorant platform was taken to hospital last night after slipping and falling on the stairwell inside the accommodation block.”
According to the UK Health & Safety Executive website, slipping and tripping is the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.
In 2013/14 falls and slips & trips, combined, account for over a third (35%) of employee injuries. They made up more than half of all reported major/specified injuries and almost three in ten (29%) over-seven-day injuries to employees in the UK.