Offshore Worker Falls To Death

Published at 05:36PM - 24/05/16

An offshore worker has fallen to his death on a platform operated by Brazilian state run oil firm Petrobras.

The worker has been named as 29 year old Victor Geraldo Brito, an employee of subcontractor RIP Industrial Services – a company owned by German based KAEFER.

Offshore Worker Falls To Death

Mr Brito is believed to have fallen around 12m, whilst working onboard the PCH-2 platform located in the Campos Basin, and did not survive the impact.

Speaking on incident, Brazilian workers union, Sindipetro-NF, said: “At the same time expresses its condolences to the worker’s family in this time of grief, the union condemns the job insecurity that has led to hundreds of deaths, mutilations and illnesses in the Campos Basin in recent years.”

Director of Sindipetro-NF, Wilson Reis, has since flown to the platform, to take part in the investigation in to Mr Brito’s death.

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