Trib­ute paid to vic­tims of dis­as­ter

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Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from North La­nark­shire Coun­cil held a me­mo­rial ser­vice on Fri­day, July 6, to re­mem­ber the six men from North La­nark­shire who died on Piper Al­pha on the same date in 1988.

Hugh Con­nor (Mother­well), Thomas I Dun­can (Mother­well), Henry Brown (Coat­bridge), Robert Cle­land (Cum­ber­nauld), Wil­liam H Kelly (Cum­ber­nauld) and Thomas Mcewan (Cum­ber­nauld) all per­ished that fate­ful night on the North Sea plat­form.

It was, and re­mains, the world’s worst off­shore dis­as­ter. Some 167 peo­ple died, 62 sur­vived.

Coun­cil­lor Jim Logue, Leader of North La­nark­shire Coun­cil, said:“the an­niver­sary will bring back mem­o­ries for those who sur­vived the ter­ri­ble events 30 years ago and it pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for the in­dus­try to re­flect on what can hap­pen when the safety of work­ers is over­looked.

“Let us all pray that steps have been taken to en­sure a tragedy such as this can­not hap­pen again.”

Pic­tured at the Strath­clyde Park me­mo­rial are Cllr Logue, Cllr Shahid Fa­rooq, Cllr Jor­don Lin­den, Cllr An­gela Camp­bell, Cllr Louise Roarty and Mar­tine Nolan.

Me­mo­rial Trib­ute is paid to those who lost their lives

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