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Sunday, 25 February, 2001, 11:32 GMT
Oil rig worker dies in accident
Galaxy oil rig
An oil rig worker was killed in a drilling platform accident
A Scottish oil rig worker has been killed in an accident on a drilling platform in the North Sea.

Andrew Williams, 29, had been working with the drilling crew on board the Galaxy 1 installation which lies around 150 miles south east of Aberdeen.

It is understood he suffered fatal injuries after falling 60ft onto the platform's deck.

His employers - the Santa Fe Drilling company - say they are working closely with Grampian Police and the Health and Safety Executive on the investigation of the accident.

Fatal accident

Mr Williams from Dunfermline, whose family has been informed, had worked for the company since 1997.

In a statement the company said: "Santa Fe Drilling company (North Sea) Limited regret that at approximately 1810 GMT, on Saturday 24 February, a fatal accident involving a member of the drilling crew took place on the Galaxy 1 drilling platform, presently working alongside the Judy Production Platform belonging to Phillips Petroleum.

"The crew member was Andrew Williams, age 29, from Dunfermline. Mr Williams had worked for Santa Fe since June 1997. Mr Williams' relatives have been informed.

"Santa Fe and Phillips are working closely with Grampian Police and the Health and Safety Executive in the investigation of the accident."

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