Worker hurt in northern Alberta explosion

Worker hurt in northern Alberta explosion by Brent Wittmeier, September 2, 2012, Edmonton Journal
A 63-year-old man is in hospital after being injured in a weekend explosion at a northern Alberta well site. The security worker with Total Production Services was hurt at about 1 a.m. Saturday when there was an explosion. He was providing security for a Sinopec Daylight Energy sour gas well currently under construction, about 20 kilometres south of Grande Prairie. The worker managed to drive himself to a nearby farm, then was airlifted to hospital, said Charles Strachey, a spokesman for Occupational Health and Safety. A spokesman for STARS air ambulance said the man was sent to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie. There is no word on the nature or severity of his injuries. A stop worker order was issued for the site, and Occupational Health and Safety investigators are looking into the incident.

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