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1 person killed, another injured in northern Alberta well site explosion

A man in his thirties is Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Officer.
A man in his thirties is Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Officer. Credit: Occupational Health and Safety

A 50-year-old man was killed in an explosion at a well site in northern Alberta Tuesday evening.

RCMP said emergency responders were called to an explosion at a well site south of Grande Prairie near Musreau Lake at around 7:20 p.m.

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A 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene and another man was taken to hospital in Grande Prairie with non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP said a third man was at the site but was not injured.

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Initial reports indicate the explosion was the result of a gas leak which was later contained, police said.

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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officers are investigating the cause of the deadly explosion.

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