Piper Alpha


Piper Alpha: The 167 men who died in the disaster

July 4, 2018

The Piper Alpha tragedy on July 6 1988 left 167 men dead. As the 30th anniversary approaches, these are the names and ages of the victims. Most of the men were from the UK, but the casualties also included workers from France and the United States.


Piper Alpha: Have we learned the lessons?

July 3, 2018

One of the key questions posed repeatedly in the decades since the Piper Alpha disaster is: could it happen again? The head of a leading safety group and a senior trade unionist give their verdicts.


Piper Alpha: Cullen Report left no stone unturned

July 2, 2018

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.