‘Serious shortcomings’ in procedures caused Norwegian offshore worker’s death

Norway’s offshore safety watchdog has said “serious shortcomings” in procedures contributed to the death of an offshore worker last month.

Freddy Olsen, a 43-year-old Norwegian, died after falling from the Maersk Interceptor rig during maintenance work at the Tambar field, which is operated by Aker BP.

The Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said a seawater pump was being lifted into place for installation when the incident occurred on December 7.

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