Little being said by regulator as investigation begins
The Hibernia platform stands tall above the waters of Bull Arm, Trinity Bay, N.L. Well-paid jobs are luring more women offshore, but it’s still very much male
dominated. — 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.