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Oil rig crane collapse

The Murchison platform when it was still producing oil. Photo CNR International

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive have been contacted after a crane collapsed on a North Sea oil rig east of Shetland at 3am on Wednesday morning.

Oil company CNR International said none of the 102 crew on board the Murchison platform were injured, but there was “structural damage” to one of the cranes.

The company is carrying out its own investigation, and said there were no plans to evacuate the rig.

They said the incident occurred during a lifting operation.

The Murchison platform stopped producing oil in March 2014 and should be full decommissioned in the early 2020s.

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