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NFPA Journal looks back at the Piper Alpha disaster

Blog Post created by RYAN QUINN Employee on Oct 3, 2013


!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affc15d02970d-500wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affc15d02970d-500wi|alt=BB6EBB9593784212BDEE16A68D48D8EF.ashx|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=BB6EBB9593784212BDEE16A68D48D8EF.ashx|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019affc15d02970d!In 1988, a series of explosions, followed by a devastating fire, destroyed the Piper Alpha, the largest and oldest oil platform in the North Sea, killing 165 crew members and two members of the rescue vessel Sandhaven. It was the worst off-shore oil disaster in history. For the rest of the story, read "North Sea Nightmare" in the September/October issue of NFPA Journal.

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