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South Korea: Six killed in crane accident during construction of oil platform at shipyard

"Six killed in crane collapse at Samsung shipyard in South Korea", 1 May 2017

Six people died and more than 20 were injured when a crane collapsed at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on Monday, Yonhap News Agency said.

The incident took place during the construction of an oil platform for French energy company Total’s Martin Linge field off Norway. The extent of any damage to the platform was not immediately clear, a Total spokesman in Norway said...

“... for the time being all work at the yard has been stopped and the investigation is ongoing,” said Leif Harald Halvorsen, a spokesman for Total’s Norwegian subsidiary.

South Korea’s Yonhap said 22 people were injured, including three severely.

“The crane fell onto the platform’s well bay module, where the people were working,” Halvorsen said...

Total owns a 51 percent stake in the Martin Linge license, while Norwegian state-owned Petoro has 30 percent and Statoil 18 percent.

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