Reports: Offshore Gas Worker Dies in North Sea Incident

An offshore gas worker has died after an incident in the North Sea, according to various media reports.

The man was airlifted from energy firm Perenco’s platform 70 miles off the Norfolk coast Monday morning but later passed away, according to reports from the BBC and Eastern Daily Press.

Following the incident, the platform has been closed and gas supplies halted while an investigation is carried out, the BBC said.

The accident is said to have occurred on Perenco’s 23A gas platform in the southern North Sea, north-east of its Bacton terminal on the coast of Norfolk.

A spokesman for Perenco UK Ltd said they were doing all they could "to support the man's family in these difficult times,” the BBC reported.

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