Salmon pens at a Hiddenfjord site. Photo: Hiddenfjord / Facebook.

Worker dies at Faroese salmon farm

A 52-year-old man died in an accident at one of Faroese salmon farmer Hiddenfjord’s locations on Tuesday.

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The Faroese website reported that the accident occurred at Hiddenfjord’s Miðvági site.

There were two employees at work at the site, and the accident victim’s colleague attempted to resuscitate the man, but he was dead on arrival at the hospital, the website said, adding that it is unclear what happened and what caused the man’s death.


Health and safety inspectors and the police are investigating the case, and an autopsy will be performed.

Hiddenfjord chief executive Atli Gregersen told Fish Farming Expert’s Norwegian sister site,, that staff were very sorry to have lost a good colleague.

“We will wait to comment about the circumstances of the fatal accident until after we get an answer from the autopsy that will take place tomorrow,” said Gregersen.

Hiddenfjord is the Faroes’ second largest salmo producer after Scottish Salmon Company owner Bakkafrost, and produced around 18,000 gutted weight tonnes last year.