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The Piper Alpha explosion was the world's worst off-shore oil disaster. The disaster killed 167 men, only 59 men of the crew survived. The death toll includes 2 men from a rescue vessel. Insurance claims totaled $3.4 billion USD.
The fire was visible 70 miles away as a distant, flickering flame on the horizon.
The heat generated was so intense that a helicopter could only circle at a perimete…
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