The Technip Deep Blue. Image courtesy of Technip.

UK investigators are probing an accident that killed a worker aboard a Technip vessel berthed in Scotland.

According to Energy Voice, police and officials from the UK Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of a crew member that occurred on Friday morning aboard the Technip operated Deep Energy.

Police officials confirmed to the Offshore Post that one man aboard the vessel died as a result of injuries.

The accident may have involved a fork lift but further details have not been disclosed yet, Energy Voice said.

The worker has not been identified but is believed to be a Filipino national, the Offshore Post said.

A spokesperson for France-based Technip told Energy Voice that the crew member died “as a result of an incident at the quayside at Invergordon.”

“Relatives of the crew member involved have been informed. The company is offering support to the family, colleagues and friends,” the Technip spokesperson added.

The Deep Energy was built in 2013 and is one  of the largest pipelay vessels ever built, according to Technip.


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