New industrial fine - total payout £1.16m

Marathon Oil UK has been hit with a major fine after it left high-pressure gas pipework on its Brae Alpha platform to corrode and burst, putting the lives of its crew at risk.

Sector: Industrial

Total payout: £1,160,000

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2019

Location: Scotland

Offender: Marathon Oil UK

Description of offence: Breaching regulation 4 (1) of the Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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