While some small leaks in the system were being repaired, a bang was heard and a powerful water jet shot out of the pig receiver. This hit the mechanic, who was killed instantly.
The report into the accident identified a combination of causes. Its most serious conclusion was that the factors in the work procedures which could create a hazard were not identified and corrected by Phillips’ internal systems.[REMOVE]Fotnote: Ekofisk, no 3, 1990: 15.
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