Unite Marks Piper Alpha Tragedy 29 Years On
UK union Unite marked the Piper Alpha tragedy yesterday, 29 years on from the incident which killed 167 workers in the North Sea.
“Unite stands in silence today to remember the 167 lives that were lost this day 29 years ago on the Piper Alpha platform and for the families whose lives were ripped apart,” Unite Scottish Secretary, Pat Rafferty, said in a union statement.
“We join with those that survived the tragedy and who live with the memory of that fateful day and of colleagues and friends lost…We also remember individual acts of courage,” he added.
Rafferty said the union will continue to remember those lost on Piper Alpha.
“They serve to remind us that corners must never be cut and that the job done by workers in the North Sea is one of the most dangerous around,” he said.
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