It is like something out of a disaster movie - offshore workers exposed to nuclear radiation.
But this is exactly what happened on a platform operated by Schlumberger Oilfield UK, who yesterday plead guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and were ordered to pay a £300,000 fine at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
14 workers were exposed to the radioactive material which was left carelessly on a drill platforms floor. Exposure to the material now leaves them at risk of cancer in later life.
Compensation claims are the furthest things from these worried men’s minds at the moment.
I will keep you informed if things develop further.