A pilots' union is considering whether to appeal a landmark legal decision to release the black box recorder from the Super Puma which crashed off Sumburgh in 2013 killing four oil industry workers. The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) is due to announce this week whether it intends to try and block the release of the recordings to prosecutors. Earlier, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland successfully argued at the Court of Session that the black box should be released to the Crown Office in order to speed the investigation into whether any criminal proceedings should be brought in connection with the crash. Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin, Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness, Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland and George Allison, 57, from Winchester died when the Super Puma crashed two miles off the coast at Sumburgh, in August 2013.
Offshore workers have undergone a sizeable change in body shape and build over the past 30 years –partly due to “comfort eating”. Research by Robert Gordon University has concluded that offshore workers are an average 19% heavier than they were in 1985 – with significant growth in neck, chest, hip, waist and wrist sizes.
The bodies of nearly 600 offshore workers were scanned using a handheld 3D device for the research. The employees were measured while waiting to be transported to the North Sea, with researchers also travelling to platforms for the work.
Scotland’s top prosecutor has made a landmark legal move to access the black box recorder from a Super Puma which crashed last August killing four oil workers on board.
Offshore industry chiefs have been warned they are facing a cyber-attack which could cost them billions of pounds in lost revenue.
For Sir Ian Wood, the everyday reality for tens of thousands of young Scots is unacceptable.
The family of a North Sea diver has welcomed a fatal accident inquiry into his death more than two years after he lost his life at work.
The oil worker who plunged from North Sea platform to his death has been named.
The death of a worker who plunged from a North Sea oil platform is being investigated by police and safety experts.
First Minister Alex Salmond has claimed that a Westminster withdrawal of the pound from an independent Scotland would inflict a “George tax” on businesses across the rest of the UK at a cost of some £500million.
Exclusive: Around £90million is to be raised for the public purse by building windfarms and other green energy projects on the nation’s forest estate in the north and north-east.
Lawyers acting for Donald Trump are due at the highest civil court in the land today as they attempt to overthrow the decision to allow an offshore windfarm within sight of his north-east golf links.