Deadly Norway Helicopter Crash Sparks Concerns Over Cutbacks

  • Unions say it's legitimate to raise concerns on safety
  • Companies in Norway pushing through biggest cuts in 15 years

A Policemen talks to media near the crash site on the island Turoy on Saturday.

Photographer: Vidar Ruud/AFP via Getty Images

A helicopter crash that killed 13 people on their way back from an oil platform off Norway’s west coast has sparked a debate over whether the industry’s deepest cost cuts in 15 years are imperiling safety.

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