March 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Updated: March 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Man killed in northern Alberta drilling rig incident: RCMP

A file photo of an Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officer.

Credit: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a 31-year-old man was killed in a workplace incident in the northern part of the province Sunday night.

In a news release issued on Monday, the RCMP said its officers and other emergency crews were called to an incident at a worksite about 60 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.

Police said the man died of his injuries after he was “struck by heavy machinery during worksite operations” at a site near Wapiti Road.

OHS said the fatal incident happened at a drilling rig site at around 9:30 a.m. The employer is Precision Drilling.

OHS has not issued any orders.

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