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Worker dies after falling off offshore rig in Norway

Staff Writer |
Aker confirms that one person has passed away following the serious accident on the Maersk Interceptor drilling rig on Tambar on Thursday.

Maersk Interceptor is currently drilling wells on the Tambar field for Aker BP. The deceased, a Norwegian citizen and employee of Maersk Drilling, fell into the sea during maintenance work on the rig.

The person was picked up from the water by a standby vessel and transported by helicopter to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen.

Another person, also an employee of Maersk Drilling, was injured during the incident. His condition is not critical. The person has been transported to Stavanger University Hospital.

“Our thoughts are now with the families, the injured person and everyone else who is affected by this serious accident. We have cooperated closely with Maersk Drilling and will do everything we can to take care of those affected and their families in this difficult situation,” says Chief Executive Officer of Aker BP Karl Johnny Hersvik.

The report of a serious incident on Maersk Interceptor came at 12.10 on Thursday. How the incident occurred has not yet been clarified.

“This is a serious accident, and we will do our utmost to identify the cause. We will make all resources available in the upcoming investigation,” says Hersvik.

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