Aberdeen drilling firm hit with health and safety notice after worker injured on North Sea platform

Awilco's WilPhoenix semi-subersible rig
Awilco's WilPhoenix semi-subersible rig

Aberdeen-based Awilco Drilling has been hit with an improvement notice from the health and safety executive (HSE) after a crew member was injured on a North Sea platform.

The HSE says a worker received a hand injury on the WilPhoenix semi-submersible rig in February.

It happened while replacing a seawater valve, when a wire sling became entangled with a moving blade, which resulted in the injury.

The crewmember was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

HSE says insufficient risk assessment was carried out for the task, and Awilco has been given until June 30th to comply with the notice.

A spokeswoman for Awilco Drilling said: “Awilco Drilling’s primary goal is safe and efficient operations, with no accidents, injuries, environmental incidents or damage to assets and this is core to our ongoing work and training.”

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