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Piper Alpha...25 years on

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GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 1 Jul 2013 10:21

The platform was destroyed by a gas leak in
July 1988 and is still the worst offshore oilfield
disaster to date for loss of life, 167 died.

RIP

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Jul 2013 11:01

Was it that long ago?

Thankfully safety measures and rescue/evacutaion equipment have improved tremendously since then. Piper Alpha did affect OH's decision not to work (or visit) off-shore installations.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 1 Jul 2013 12:36

I couldn't believe it was that long either Det and as you say a lot has
been learnt over the years but the companies must not get complacent
as we do not want another Piper Alpha. The date was the 6th July if I
remember rightly.

Emma

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 1 Jul 2013 22:38

Dear All

Hello

I remember seeing the TV coverage.
It was so horrendous and such a waste of life.

Throughout the 1980's there was a series of accidents at football stadiums, on a
ferry, airplanes and other places.

Most if not all could have been prevented.

Rest in peace to all those who died.

Rembering all those still affected by injuries.


Take gentle care all
Sincere wishes
Elizabeth, EOS
xx

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 1 Jul 2013 23:28

dad was on thAT rig

but had flown home on leave 3 days before the fire. :-(

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 2 Jul 2013 13:03

I am nudging this up every day till the 6th
for those who lost their lives, for those who
lost loved ones, for those still traumatised by
the tragedy.

Emma

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 3 Jul 2013 18:10

Nudge