Woodside employee killed in workplace incident


A Woodside gasoline rig worker has died in a office incident off Western Australia’s northwest coast.

The oil and gasoline firm confirmed the employee died about 12pm AWST on Friday at its North Rankin Advanced, about 135km northwest of Karratha.

One of the flare towers at Woodside’s Pluto LNG plant.

One of many flare towers at Woodside’s Pluto LNG plant.

The employee was an worker of one among Woodside’s contractor firms.

All different individuals on the platform had been secure, Woodside chief government Meg O’Neill confirmed.

“It is a very unhappy day for the prolonged Woodside household and I supply my deepest sympathy to our colleague’s household, associates and workmates,” she mentioned.

“Any lack of life is heartbreaking.”

Woodside was co-operating with WA Police and the Nationwide Offshore Petroleum Security and Emergency Authority, Ms O’Neill mentioned.

Senior Woodside executives had been additionally travelling to Karratha, whereas counselling and help companies had been being made obtainable to staff and contractors.

Australian Petroleum Manufacturing & Exploration Affiliation (APPEA) chief government Samantha McCulloch mentioned the business provided its condolences to the employee’s household, associates and colleagues.

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