Tanker trailer explosion kills man near Red Deer
Tanker trailer exploded, destroying tanker and scattering debris in a one-block radius
A 35-year-old man is dead after a tanker trailer exploded at an industrial park just outside Red Deer.
The explosion happened at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in the Burnt Lake Industrial Park, northwest of Red Deer's city limits.
"A single tanker trailer exploded, destroying the tanker, causing minimal damage to surrounding buildings and scattering debris in a radius of approximately one block," Blackfalds RCMP said in a press release.
The explosion happened at J. Moore Enterprises.
RCMP say they have notified relatives of the man who was killed and will not be identifying him. There were no other injuries.
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officials have been called.