Three Azeri Workers Die In Offshore Platform Accident


BAKU, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday.

SOCAR said that one of the platforms collapsed during repair works and a small wagon-house fell into the sea, damaging and causing a fire on a pipeline used for domestic gas deliveries.

The fire was extinguished within an hour.

There were 41 workers on site: 37 of them were evacuated by a rescue team, while four fell into the sea.

"The dead bodies of three workers, missing after an accident at the faulty platform, have been found," SOCAR said. "The search for another missing worker is under way."

A commission has been created to investigate the accident.

(Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Alison Williams)

Copyright 2017 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Environmental Field Technician
Expertise: Environmental, Safety & Training
Location: Midland, TX
Senior Level Process Water Treatment Engineer
Expertise: Environmental Engineer
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
Expertise: Environmental Engineer
Location: Nashville, TN
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $51.49/BBL 1.02%
Light Crude Oil : $49.04/BBL 0.59%
Natural Gas : $2.97/MMBtu 1.71%
Updated in last 24 hours