On This Day – July 06 : The Piper Alpha oil rig was destroyed by a fire on this day in 1988

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The Piper Alpha was the biggest and oldest oil platform in the North Sea. The fire was initiated by a gas leak, and 167 people died. This was due to inadequate maintenance and safety procedures, and since then significant changes and improvements in these procedures have been made.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar

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