The following can be attributed to Vertech Group Managing Director, Tom Brennan.
It is with great sadness that Vertech Group Pty Ltd advises that on Friday 2 June 2023, there was a serious incident on the North Rankin Alpha off the Pilbara coast in which one of our valued employees passed away.
On behalf of our entire Vertech workforce, we extend our condolences to Michael Jurman’s family, friends, and colleagues. Michael has been part of the Vertech family since 2016 and his loss will be felt deeply.
Michael was a humble, caring, genuine guy, who brought a positive attitude to every team he was a part of. He had a beautiful attitude to life, and he was well-thought-of by those around him. Michael was passionate about rock climbing and caving which naturally led him to excel and love rope access. He enjoyed music, having played in a symphonic orchestra as a violist for 13 years.
Our thoughts and support are with the team and families who have been affected by the incident.
Vertech is often referred to as a family; never has this been more evident than over the last few days. The team who has been responding would like to thank everyone for their compassionate messages and support. They have been warmly received and have helped sustain the team.
We continue to work with relevant authorities in relation to this incident.