Technip's Skandia Achiever. Image courtesy of Technip.

A young oil worker died last Wednesday after becoming ill on a vessel docked at the Aberdeen Harbor in Scotland.

Trainee rigger James Usher was on board Technip’s supply vessel Skandia Achiever when he became sick, the Aberdeen paper the Press and Journal said.

When his co-workers noticed he was ill they called emergency services.

Usher, 24, was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Details about his illness have not been released.

Usher was not working when he fell ill.

Police are investigating the death although they said it does not appear as if foul play was involved.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are still ongoing to establish the full circumstances,” a police spokeswoman said.

Usher is from Wales and joined Paris-based Technip in October 2013. He had been working as a trainee rigger on board a dive support vessel.

“Technip UK Ltd staff and the crew of Skandia Achiever are deeply saddened by the loss of their colleague James Usher,” a Techinp spokesman said.

A spokesman for Aberdeen Harbour Board said the case is a police matter and would not comment.

The results of the autopsy have not been released yet.


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