Worker treated following incident at Hibernia

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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Little being said by regulator as investigation begins

The Hibernia platform— Photo by The Canadian Press

An offshore worker was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon, receiving treatment after being medevaced from the Hibernia platform Monday night.

“We’re investigating the incident,” said Margot Bruce O’Connell, a spokeswoman for the Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC), when contacted by The Telegram.

No further details, including the worker’s age, are being released by the company.

The company is also not getting into any specifics about the incident.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) is similarly not releasing any details about how the injury might have been caused, citing privacy concerns.

In a written notice, the board stated the worker was flown from the platform late Monday evening, “after suffering a hand injury.”

The individual was the only one at the platform reported injured.

Organizations: Hibernia, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

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Recent comments

  • Anonymous
    March 11, 2013 - 05:56

    I pity this poor fella, as my experience over the years is that you are encouraged to report injuries as they happen, but look out if he wasn't wearing his glove protection. This poor fella must have been in hard shape; otherwise, I'm sure he would never have breathed the word of 'injury,' I'm pretty confident, that he's probably heard the outcomes in the past when injuries are reported, as these companies 'preach' safety, but look out if you have an injury and you didn't cover off the page list of safety precautions - look out!! There have been individuals over the years, that reported an injury to a medic and before you know it, he's up the creek without a paddle. These companies are sooooooo concerned about their monthly reports of reported incidents, especially 'lost time injuries' that a career in the oil and gas could be no more because of a reported injury such as this.

  • Corporate Psycho
    March 06, 2013 - 15:47

    How come these companies get to investigate themselves?