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Last Updated: Friday, 4 January 2008, 16:34 GMT
Four injured in offshore accident
Bleo Holm vessel
Bleo Holm was about 70 miles north east of Aberdeen
Four workers have been injured in an accident on board a vessel in the North Sea in bad weather.

Three of those hurt on the Bleo Holm, about 70 miles north east of Aberdeen, were airlifted by helicopter to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The workers were apparently crushed by barrels of chemicals which came loose on the vessel.

Talisman, which operates the Bleo Holm, said all 70 people on board had been accounted for.

The fourth injured worker, who suffered minor injuries, remained on board.

Bleo Holm is a floating production and storage offloading vessel.

In January last year Matthew Grey, 59, from Darlington, was killed when he was struck by a metal clamp during a pipe cutting operation 70 miles north east of Aberdeen on Bleo Holm.

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