AN OIL worker had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday with head and arm injuries after an accident onboard a platform.
Shetland Coastguard was called to the Beryl Alpha at around 8.15am to take the man to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) after an accident in the workshop. The coastguard helicopter arrived at ARI shortly after 11.30am with the Petrofac worker. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The platform, which lies 220 miles north-east of Aberdeen, is owned by Mobil North Sea. A spokesman for the company said: “An incident occurred this morning on the Beryl Alpha at around 8am.
“The man had been working in the workshop and sustained arm injuries and a few grazes to his face. His wife has been informed. We will be carrying out a full investigation to determine what happened.”
A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it had been made aware of the incident and would be carrying out initial inquiries.