The Montrose Alph platform. Image courtesy of Lee181169/Wikimedia Commons.

A UK oil worker was airlifted to a hospital on Monday after possibly suffering spinal injuries aboard a North Sea platform.

According to the Evening Express, a worker aboard the Montrose Alpha platform was airlifted to a hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland on Monday morning after suffering injures in a non-work related incident.

A spokesman for the Aberdeen Coastguard told STV  the worker may have suffered spinal injuries.

The man, whose name has not been released, is an employee of service operator Stork.

Stork told the Evening Express that the worker received a full medical assessment and has been released from the hospital.

Further details about the incident or the extent of the worker’s injuries have not been released.

No disruptions to the platform’s operations have been reported.

The Montrose Alpha platform is owned by Talisman Energy and is located in Block 22/17 of the UK Continental Shelf, 130 miles east of Aberdeen in the Central North Sea.

“Stork is currently working closely with Talisman Sinopec Energy UK to conduct a full standard investigation,” Stork told the Evening Express.


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