Man digging in southern Alberta field dies after rupturing gas line
RCMP say he was digging in a field when he was overcome by gas
A man who was digging in a field north of Turner Valley in southern Alberta has died after rupturing a natural gas line.
Emergency crews were called to the rural property southwest of Calgary shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday.
The man was declared dead at the scene.
RCMP say he was digging in a field when he was overcome by gas after rupturing a distribution line.
Emergency medical authorities say a second man was in the area at the time, but was not harmed.
The gas leak was contained and authorities say there was no danger to surrounding properties.