The services might be virtual, but the devastating impact of the Piper Alpha disaster was all too real

© ShutterstockThick smoke and flames still rise from the mangled remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland in Aberdeen, July 8 1988.
Thick smoke and flames still rise from the mangled remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland in Aberdeen, July 8 1988.

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