The Financial Times reported last month that Royal Dutch Shell had the highest mortality rate of any large western oil company, with two employees and 28 contractors dying in the line of duty in 2007.
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Shell Qatar chairman Andrew Brown said, Safety is a key priority for us. If we cant be safe, we dont operate. Every day our concern is the safety of the 35,000 people working at our Pearl GTL work site.
A former BP employee suing the energy company for injuries allegedly suffered in the 2005 Texas City refinery explosion testified Wednesday that he had asked supervisors to fix broken equipment for years before the blast.
Some critics say that despite reaping record profits from high oil prices, refiners are not investing enough in keeping their facilities safe.
Update on Shell employee safety issues from Bill Campbell, former Shell HSE Group Auditor, Shell International
Upstream Magazine reported and made Society aware on 14th March technical problems with lifeboats on Brent Bravo and Tern. Although the HSE now confirm that lifeboats had now been repaired it was neglect of maintenance and failure to invest in replacement lifeboats which led to the problems arising. All this in a Company earning net profits of circa $3 million per hour and which in the last day or two announced record quarterly profits. This is a Company that constantly replays in response to any criticism that Safety is its Number 1 priority and it would never compromise safety.
A GREEDY OIL GIANT TOO MEAN AND RUTHLESS TO EVEN MAINTAIN SERVICEABILITY AND SAFETY OF NORTH SEA OIL PLATFORM LIFEBOATS…