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Worker exposed to radiation on Lomond platform in North Sea

Lomond platform Image copyright BG Group
Image caption The Lomond platform is 145 miles off Aberdeen

A worker on a North Sea gas platform was exposed to radiation at the weekend, it has emerged.

An investigation has been launched following the incident which happened on Sunday on the Lomond installation, 145 miles east of Aberdeen.

Operators BG Group said tests were being carried out on pipework using radioactive rays.

The worker was employed by offshore engineering firm Sparrows. Lomond was not producing gas at the time.

The platform is undergoing an upgrade, overseen by Stork.

A BG spokesman said: "We will be working with Stork and Sparrows to understand why the individual was located where he was and what process improvements are required in future.

"Most importantly we are pleased the individual is safe and well."

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