Fewer serious leaks on UK platforms

Official figures out today show the number of oil or gas leaks which could lead to major incidents on installations in UK waters has fallen.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says the number of offshore workers suffering serious injuries while at work also fell over a 12-month period.

It is encouraged by the figures but is joined by industry and union leaders in warning there is still work to be done to cut the number of incidents further.

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