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IMPROVED SAFETY ROUTINES AFTER FALL ACCIDENT
31.3.2008

In January 2007 a Polish painter, employed by the subcontractor Korrosjonstjeneste AS, was injured after falling five meters from scaffolding during work for Aker Yards in Førde. The accident has been thoroughly investigated by Aker Yards, the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority and the Police. The Labour Inspection Authority has given Aker Yards a fine of NOK 100,000, and Aker Yards has taken the fine into account.

"We have a vision of zero injuries, both in environmental and personal injuries, and we are constantly working to improve health, safety and environmental issues. This fall accident shows how important this work is, and that it is vital to both the Company and the employees to focus on safety at the work place", comments Anders Myklebust, HSE- Supervisor at Aker Yards Florø. "We investigated how this accident could occur, and are working to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. We have improved the routines when building scaffoldings, and for work above the ground floor", he continues.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Aker Yards ASA
 
Torbjørn Andersen
SVP Corporate Communication and IR
Tel: +47 92 88 55 42

 
   
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