UPDATE: Offshore North Sea worker who died is named by police

Offshore Scaffolder Death
Sean Anderson

A worker who died on an offshore oil platform in the North Sea has been named by police.

Sean Anderson, 43, from the Tyne and Wear area has been named by police as the scaffolder who died .

The Cape employee died after falling from BP’s Unity platform at around 4am on Thursday (4th Sep)

The man was part of a team carrying out routine maintenance on BP’s Unity platform when the incident happened.

Cape said it would work closely with BP, police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on a thorough investigation.

A Cape spokesman has said on Thursday:

“It is with deep regret that Cape confirms the death of an employee following an incident this morning.

“The deceased was part of a Cape team carrying out routine maintenance onboard BP’s Unity platform. Our thoughts go out to his family, to whom we will be offering every support.

“The deceased’s co-workers are obviously shocked and saddened and we are working alongside BP to ensure they receive the support they need.”

The Unity platform is situated 97 miles off the cost of Aberdeen.




  1. The scaffolding family is in moaning today. When one of our own goes to work and doesn’t come home. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
    Should never happen.
    From the Hull scaffs.
    R. I. P.