Offshore Industry: Safety

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the safety implications for the offshore workforce of the fatal accident in the North Sea on 23 August 2013, involving an AS332 L2 model Super Puma helicopter; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

No assessment has been made as this is not the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive. This is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

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