Saxon Energy denies claims of lax safety at Fairview

SAXON Energy has refused to comment on the claims company shortfalls led to the death of a 21 year old on site on Sunday.
SAXON Energy has refused to comment on the claims company shortfalls led to the death of a 21 year old on site on Sunday.

SAXON Energy has denied claims lax safety standards led to the death of a 21-year-old on site at Fairview gasfield on Sunday.

A company spokesperson said all operations on site complied with Queensland Safety regulations. 

This company denial came after a source, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Western Star the incident was avoidable. 

"(The) issue was a known danger that nearly killed someone else," the source said. 

"We have unqualified, under-experienced men on all out rigs... anyone that comments gets fired."

But Saxon Energy's safety manager for Queensland Al Barrett said all of their staff had the proper qualifications and were supervised at all times in compliance with regulations. 

"At the time of the incident our senior site supervisor was on duty to oversee all work conducted,"  Mr Barrett said. 

"Following the incident we immediately enacted an emergency response and stopped all activities,"

Mr Barrett said their immediate priority was to look after the family of the man and the company staff. 

"We've also launched our own internal investigation but we expect that will take some time," Mr Barrett said  

Mr Barrett said Saxon Energy would continue to cooperate with police and other authorities as the matter is further investigated. 

The name of the victim has still not been released. 


EARLIER (published June 25/06)

SAXON Energy has confirmed a 21-year-old man died at Rig 185 at the Fairview Santos GLNG operation site.

The man was working as a drill rig energy service worker when he died on site on Sunday.

Police media confirmed officers were called to the site and attended the scene at 3:30pm Sunday.

A spokesperson for Saxon spokesperson said they have notified the relevant authorities about the incident.

"Saxon Energy Services Australia is saddened to confirm a tragic incident has occurred on Rig 185 in Fairview, resulting in a fatality," the spokesperson said.

They said circumstances of the incident were currently being investigated and will be the subject of a detailed investigation.

"It would not be appropriate to comment further as to what happened until the investigation is concluded," the spokesperson said.

They said Saxon's thoughts were with the man's family.

Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown also sent his condolences to the man's loved ones.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the man's family and colleagues," Mr Brown said.

Topics:  death fairview santos santos glng saxon energy workplace accident

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