ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Veco Construction electricians have returned to work at the Northstar oil field construction site after a one-day walkout protesting what they called unsafe working conditions.
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. spokeswoman Carla Beam said a BP project manager and a Veco executive flew to the North Slope project Monday to talk with workers and investigate their concerns.
A handful of electricians refused to work Sunday, saying Veco's onsite managers had refused to listen to their concerns. They walked off the job and contacted BP directly through a special safety telephone number.
Veco is contracting to BP for construction at the offshore oil island.
The one-day walkout did not appear to have affected work schedules, Beam said.
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