StatoilHydro Investigates Fatal Accident

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 15, 2009

StatoilHydro and the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) are inquiring into a death on Oseberg B on May 7. StatoilHydro has received the PSA’s investigation report into the North Sea incident, which resulted in the loss of a scaffolder’s life. Representatives from the management and workforce in the group as well as at contractors Aibel and STS will now examine all relevant conditions. This will be followed by the establishment of a detailed action plan within the deadlines set both by StatoilHydro and by the PSA. “Together with the relevant contractors, we’ll be taking the necessary steps to avoid a repetition of such tragic accidents,” says Torstein Hole, senior vice president for the operations west business cluster in StatoilHydro.

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