Breaking: North Sea oil worker with suspected coronavirus symptoms dies

Elgin platform

An oil worker with suspected coronavirus symptoms has died at home after being airlifted from a North Sea platform earlier this week.

The man, who worked for Dyce-based oil and gas contractor Stork, is understood to have been removed from the asset and taken to Sheffield, where he died.

He was working on Total’s Elgin platform in the North Sea.

It is thought he was airlifted on Monday after becoming unwell, but died at his home on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Stork said: “Sadly, we have been informed of the passing of one of our colleagues at home.

“Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with his family, friends and teammates.

Our main focus now is to provide support to his family and our colleagues at Stork throughout these difficult times.”

Total has been contacted from comment.

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