Tribute paid to victims of disaster
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