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A man working on the construction of Total’s gas plant in Lerwick, Scotland was found dead Monday evening.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that the agency was alerted to the sudden death.

The 60-year-old was off duty in the Lerwick Harbor area when he died shortly after 9:30 pm.

The $1.4 billion gas plant’s main contractor is Petrofac.

A company spokesperson said the man had been working for one of its subcontractors.

The death is being treated as “unexplained” but there are “not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at this time,” a police source told the Shetland News.

The man had been living on the accommodation vessel Ocean Endeavour berthed at the town’s Victoria Pier.

He wasn’t on board the vessel when he died, the report said.

The Petrofac spokesperson said construction work by the 2,000 strong workforce had been suspended for the day.

She said, “Our sympathies are with the deceased’s family and we will support our subcontractor and the authorities in their investigation into this.”

On Sunday, Petrofac issued a public apology to the Shetland community for the drunken behavior of some of its workers.

Petrofac workers were warned earlier this week “that they must abide by employees’ code of conduct and behave themselves accordingly,” the Shetland News said.


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