Update On UK North Sea Harding Platform Incident

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TAQA can confirm that a team from the company, along with investigators from Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive, has arrived on the Harding platform following the death of a TAQA employee early this morning. (February 27, 2014)

TAQA will conduct its own inquiry and is co-operating fully with all external investigations. The company is also currently offering its full support to the family of our colleague and will continue to do so for as long as required.

The incident happened just after 2.15am today when our employee fell overboard during maintenance activity on the platform. He was recovered from the sea by a support vessel and flown by helicopter to hospital in Shetland.

The remaining 108 people who were on the platform are safe and accounted for. Production has been shut down on the platform and an operation is underway to downman 74 non-essential personnel from the installation. TAQA took the decision to downman out of consideration for the welfare of our people following this tragic incident.

The Harding platform is owned and operated by TAQA and is located 320 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen.

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