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Financial Times: Oil industry faces rap over safety

By Dino Mahtani
Published: November 21 2007 02:00 | Last updated: November 21 2007 02:00

The government’s Health and Safety Executive is today due to issue a “stark warning” to the UK oil industry for failing to make sufficient improvements to the safety of its offshore facilities.

The HSE undertook a three-year investigation and inspection of nearly 100 offshore installations and noted a wide variation of performance across the sector and within companies.

The body accuses senior managers in the oil industry of “not giving ongoing maintenance sufficient priority” and has asked the industry to do more to avoid further action being taken.

Dino Mahtani
Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2007

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