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Worker killed as drilling rig moved at Christina Lake oil sands site

Cenovus said drill rig site has been shut down for an investigation.


CONKLIN, Alta. — A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident in northern Alberta.

Cenovus Energy Inc., says the accident happened late Feb. 7 at its Christina Lake oil sands site, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

The company says in a release that the death involved a hauling truck and occurred as a drilling rig was being moved.

The worker was employed by one of Cenovus’s third-party contracting companies.

Officials have not released any other details, including the person’s name.

Brett Harris, a Cenovus spokesman, says the drill rig site has been shut down for an investigation.

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