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.
Sad news I feel for his family
RIP Sean. Condolences to all the family & friends who knew Sean.
RIP. Our thoughts are with his family and friends x
Bless u son x
Rest in peace brother scaffs united brothers forever.
God bless him and his poor family.
Rest in peace fellow Scaff my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends
God bless him work offshore myself
Rip from all Scaffs cape Wilton r.i.p thoughts with all family and friends at this sad time
another brother down RIP deepest simpathy to his friends and family (scaffs across the seas)
RIP fellow scaff it’s a sad day when we lose one of our own
Very sad, RIP Sean
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.
Rip fellow scaff , thought are with your family
R.I.P Sean Anderson are thoughts are with your family in such tragic times..Scaffs of Salford
Sad .. To many deaths offshore
R.I.P scaff U0001f64c thoughts with your family
Sad day for all , rest in peace xx
I would like to say from a united global scaffolding industry all our thoughts are with you and your family at such a tragic time ! X [Dan]
RIP. So sad, poor family. My thoughts are with you all x