A 29-year-old man is dead after taking a fall at northern Alberta work site.

The worker fell about 21 metres to his death Monday morning, according to officials with Occupational Health & Safety who are investigating the incident. 

The man was helping put up scaffolding at a new storage tank on a TransCanada pipeline project, approximately 90 km north of Fort McMurray, when he was killed around 10:45 a.m

Investigators confirm the man was an employee of Horton CBI Ltd. 

The name of the deceased has not been released.