NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Fines of £243,000 over offshore amputation

Two offshore companies have been fined a total of £243,750 for safety breaches after a worker lost a leg in an accident.

Talisman Energy and Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors admitted breaches over the incident in 2006 in the Moray Firth.

Alexander Murray, 48, from Aberdeen, was crushed and needed his leg amputated.

Talisman was fined £225,000 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors was fined £18,750.

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