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Tar sands worker killed in accident

Oilsands worker killed in accident
By Ben Gelinas,
October 19, 2009

EDMONTON — A 22-year-old vacuum truck operator has been killed on a northeastern Alberta oilsands site.

Occupational Health and Safety said he had likely just finished cleaning out the tank of the truck, used to suck up drilling mud, at about 5 p.m. on Saturday when the door to the tank closed on his head. A driver was at the controls.

The man was working for Fehr Quality Contractors at the Statoil-Hydro plant near Conklin, about 300 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, OHS said.


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