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.'