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Health and safety lessons which can be learnt from the Piper Alpha disaster

The Piper Alpha disaster of 1988 was, and still is, the worst oil rig disaster in history. Located in the North Sea off the coast of the UK, a fire on the Piper Alpha oil platform, started by a missing safety valve, became an inferno which killed 167 people, including two that had come to their rescue, and took three weeks to extinguish. 469 more words

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OSHA Pledges Action on Tower-Related Deaths

If you employ communications tower workers, take note of remarks today by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and  Health Dr. David Michaels in which he pledged his agency will beef up safety inspections to reduce the number of deaths in that industry. 213 more words