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June 2010



Learning from the Piper Alpha Accident

June 28, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: BP , RIG , HAL

It is beyond depressing how little the industry learned from this accident in the UK North Sea in 1988. Here is the post mortem, identifying many of the same underlying causes as seen in the Macondo spill. Insufficient redundancies? Check. Misguided priorities in the management of the tradeoff between productivity and safety? Check...  [more]

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