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Fatal accident at service station

November 27, 2002, 13:15 CET

A fitter was killed on 26 November in an accident at Statoil’s service station in the Danish town of Nyborg.

In his early 30s, the deceased worked for contractor Dansk Oliemålerservice (Doms), which was carrying out work on the forecourt.

The accident occurred when the man was hit by a vehicle while on his way down into an oil separator well, which was marked off with red traffic cones.

“We have received the news of this tragic accident with deep sorrow,” says Mats Holgerson, president of Statoil Detaljhandel Skandinavia. “Our thoughts go first to the deceased’s family.”

His company has initiated an independent investigation of the chain of events and working routines to assess whether these can be improved.