November 6, 2014 / 6:38 PM / 3 years ago

One Azeri worker dies, one missing in offshore platform accident

BAKU (Reuters) - One worker was killed and another was missing after an accident at an offshore oil and gas platform in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday.

“One person was killed in the accident. A search is underway for one missing person,” SOCAR said.

A similar accident that killed four workers happened on Oct. 23 at a nearby offshore platform. That platform collapsed during repair works and a small wagon-house fell into the sea, damaging and causing a fire on a pipeline used for domestic gas deliveries.

Commissions have been created to investigate both accidents.

Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; Writing by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Keiron Henderson

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