One of Scotland’s most distinguished judges has made a “significant” intervention in the battle for a probe into the tragic RAF Tornado crash over the Moray Firth in 2012.
A landmark report into the Piper Alpha disaster has finally been made free to the public, decades since its publication.
Piecing together precisely what happened, why it happened and how to prevent another Piper Alpha happening again took Lord Cullen two years and 400 pages. The impact can be seen across the industry today and his verdict on the present state of offshore safety continues to hold great weight.
The first government official on the scene after Piper Alpha exploded still remembers the smell of the burning paint that greeted him when he landed on the nearest support vessel.
The man responsible for the exhaustive public inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster has condemned management for ignoring “warning signs” the tragedy could take place.
An influential Holyrood committee has been told the law on fatal accident inquires discriminates against the families of armed forces personnel killed while on duty.