An offshore worker David Stephenson, 44, was crushed to death on a diving support vessel offshore from Aberdeen.
The Marine accident investigation Branch (MAIB) stated that the most basic safety principles were ignored and lessons must be learned. Its findings were released on 20 january 2010.
Chris Gordon, Partner at Thompsons Solicitors in Aberdeen said, ‘This is another tragic accident in the North sea, another family has lost a loved one. The MAIB say lessons should be learned, we have been hearing that for years and still we see shortcuts that end up in injury and often loss of life.
We act for many injured offshore workers, day in and day out health and safety is ignored. The offshore industry continues to pay lip service to health and safety and something needs to be done.’
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