CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Remembering Piper Alpha

July
2013

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha offshore oil platform disaster in the North Sea approximately 110 miles (180 km) from Aberdeen, Scotland. On July 6, 1988, a series of catastrophic explosions and fires destroyed the platform. Of the 226 people on the platform at the time of the event, 165 died, along with two emergency responders during a rescue attempt. The platform was totally destroyed
 

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