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Unite statement on offshore helicopter incident

Unite statement on offshore helicopter incident

24 August 2013

Unite Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty said: “Our thoughts are with the deceased and their families.  No-one should ever go to work and not come back safely to their family and friends.  This is an absolute tragedy.

“This is the fifth major incident in the last four years involving Super Puma helicopters in the UK offshore industry and the second resulting in fatalities.  It’s unacceptable and it can’t go on.

“A full investigation must now take place and the industry’s helicopter operators must use every means at their disposal to demonstrate that its fleet is fit for purpose.”

ENDS

Notes to editors: 

  • Please contact Unite regional industrial officer Tommy Campbell in Aberdeen on 07810 157 920 and Peter Welsh, Unite Scotland communications, on 07810 157 931.