fairview abAn operator was killed by his own grader Monday.

A heavy equipment operator in northern Alberta is dead after he was run over by his own grader Monday.

The accident happened at 8:47 a.m., 23 kilometres west of Fairview.

The 53-year-old man from Hines Creek was employed by LaPrairie Group.

His name has not been released.

RCMP and Occupational Health and Safety are investigating.