Oil workers who expressed concerns about their helicopters were reportedly told to put on "big boy pants" in the weeks before the crash off Shetland that killed four people.
According to a Press and Journal report referenced by the Telegraph, one rig employee asked officials from the oil firm Total and the helicopter operator CHC what would happen if workers were to refuse to board an aircraft.
"How else are we going to get there?" a CHC representative replied.
"At some point we have to put our big boy pants on and say either 'we believe', either what I am telling you is the truth and I'm willing to sit in the front and risk my family and everything that I have got."