Written by Niamh Burns – 26/10/2016 7:35 am
An energy contractor working at a Shell Canada site has been killed in an accident, according to reports.
The 47-year-old was fatally injured in the workplace incident near Fox Creek, Alberta, on Sunday.
He was an employee of Secure Energy Services and was working at the Shell Canada site 260km northeast of Edmonton.
It’s understood the man had been struck by a hose.
An Occupational Health and Safety spokeswoman said: “The work site was situated by the side of a river and the workers were pumping water to a different location for wellsite activities.
“The pumps started revving, and when workers went to investigate, one of the hoses let go and struck a worker.”
The man was treated at the scene but passed away when he was transferred to a nearby hospital.