Offshore worker airlifted to hospital with crushed leg

A team from HM Coastguard was called to help an offshore worker off the Norfolk coast. Photo: HM Coa

A team from HM Coastguard was called to help an offshore worker off the Norfolk coast. Photo: HM Coastguard - Credit: Archant

A gas platform worker was airlifted to hospital with a crushed leg.

The accident happened off the Norfolk coast, about 60 miles from Spurn Point.

Members of HM Coastguard were called to the emergency at 7.10am on October 17.

A Coastguard spokesman said the injured man had a crushed leg and was flown to the Hull Royal Infirmary.

The oil and gas platform worker had been on the Kronborg supply vessel when the accident happened.


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It is understood the man was transferring between the Kronborg and the unmanned gas platform operated by Shell.

Coastguard rescue workers were joined by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

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The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.

Officers investigated the Kronborg at Great Yarmouth after the accident.

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