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Accident at Entrepose follows safety warning

AN ENTREPOSE pipeline scheme in Scotland has been hit by another major accident just two months after client NGT warned the firm over its safety performance.

Site sources said a 250 m stretch of 48 inch pipe slipped and fell into a 2.5 m trench on the firm's £50 million Aberdeen to Lochside scheme two weeks ago.

NGT wrote to Entrepose on July 6 asking the firm to draw up an immediate action plan to improve safety on the job following a spate of accidents.

One insider said: 'This is the latest in a series of accidents. In nearly 30 years in the sector I haven't heard of anything like this.'

Entrepose manager Nicholas Dansette was in Scotland visiting the site this week.

He said: 'There was nobody near the lift to be injured.We have a very efficient safety management system.'

An NGT spokeswoman confirmed:

'There has been a recent near miss on our Aberdeen to Lochside project.'

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