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Sean Anderson named as worker who died in fall on BP's Unity

Sean Anderson Image copyright PA
Image caption Mr Anderson was carrying out routine maintenance when he fell

A man who died after falling on BP's Unity platform in the North Sea has been named.

Sean Anderson, 43, from the Tyne and Wear area, was an employee of Cape.

The incident happened at about 04:10 on Thursday, 97 miles off Aberdeen. Unity is part of the Forties pipeline system.

Simon Hicks, UK managing director of Cape, said: "Sean was a popular, hard-working and experienced employee. His co-workers are obviously shaken and saddened."

Police Scotland is carrying out a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A Cape statement added: "The deceased was part of a Cape team carrying out routine maintenance onboard BP's Unity platform. Our thoughts go out to his family, to whom we will be offering every support.

"The deceased's co-workers are obviously shocked and saddened and we are working alongside BP to ensure they receive the support they need.

"We do not currently know the circumstances of the incident, but will be working closely with BP, Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive on a full and thorough investigation."

Image copyright BP
Image caption Sean Anderson died after falling on the Unity platform

A spokesman for BP said: "We are working with Police Scotland, the HSE, Cape and other relevant organisations to support those affected and ensure that the incident is fully investigated.

"The company extends its deepest sympathies to the family and employers and will provide them with every support it can."

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