Oilsands worker killed at Cenovus site in northern Alberta
A drilling rig was being moved when the worker was killed, company says
A Cenovus worker is dead after an incident involving a hauling truck Tuesday night at a northeastern Alberta oilsands site.
The worker was killed at the Christina Lake site, about 150 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Cenovus said in a statement on Wednesday.
The worker was fatally injured around 10:30 p.m. while a drilling rig was being moved on site, Cenovus said.
The identity of the worker has not been released. The deceased was employed by one of Cenovus's third-party contracting companies.
Calgary-based Cenovus said it has notified the appropriate authorities and is conducting a full investigation into the incident.
No further details were provided by the company.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to the worker's family, friends and co-workers," reads a statement from Cenovus.
Christina Lake, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, is a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAG-D) operation which first began production in 2002.