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Aberdeenshire Firm in Court Following Roof Fall Death

An Aberdeenshire business has appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court, where it was fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof. Latvian national Nikolajs Naumovs had arrived in Scotland only two weeks before his fatal fall. He had been working with his nephew to […]

Worker Killed in Offshore Incident

An offshore services company has appeared in Aberdeen Sheriff Court following an incident in which a worker died after plunging 23 metres from a platform into the sea. Lee Bertram was working for the company on a platform in the North Sea when the incident happened in 2011. He had been using ropes to access […]

Government Decides Against Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry

The UK Government has rejected calls by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee for an independent public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety, reports the Herald. The Committee had called for a full, independent, public inquiry to address whether the safety of offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea was affected by commercial pressure from […]

Firm Sentenced after Worker Sustains Leg Injury

A company in Aberdeen has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a forklift truck ran over his leg and foot. Mr Bonnar was working with three other colleagues to pressure-wash naturally-occurring radioactive material from components in two large wash bays, both in a restricted zone on site. At one stage […]

Aberdeen Firm Sentenced for Worker’s Fall

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen. The 61-year-old worked as a storeman and driver for the firm and had just secured a load in the back of the lorry using ratchet […]