PSA probes incident on Volund

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway is investigating an accident last week on the semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway --Petroleum Safety Authority Norway is investigating an accident last week on the semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen.

One person suffered severe injuries to his chest and abdomen while working from an access platform on the roof of the driller's cabin. He was crushed between the railing of the access platform and the back edge of a manipulator arm. He was later transferred to the Norwegian mainland by a search and rescue helicopter.

Deepsea Bergen, which was operating on the Volund field development in the North Sea, is an Aker H3 rig, built in 1983, and operated by Odfjell Drilling.

3/4/2009

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