Total fined over £1m for North Sea platform leak

Total's Elgin Wellhead platform. Picture: Getty

Total's Elgin Wellhead platform. Picture: Getty

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Oil giant Total has just been fined more than a million pounds following a gas leak on a North Sea platform.

The Elgin platform was evacuated after parts of a well failed and gas started spewing from the rig.

Seven men fled from the well in fear of their lives following the incident in March 2012.

Total was fined £1,125,000 pounds in court today.

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