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Gas plant worker killed in fall near Pigeon Lake

A 44-year-old Drayton Valley man died Tuesday after getting tangled in equipment aat an industrial site near Pigeon Lake.

Occupational Health and Safety investigating

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating a workplace accident at the Leduc Business Park. (Alberta Government)

A 44-year-old Drayton Valley man died Tuesday after getting tangled in equipment at an industrial site near Pigeon Lake in Wetaskiwin County.

According to a statement from RCMP, the man was unloading fluid from a tanker truck into a storage tank at the InPlay Oil Corp. gas plant when he slipped and fell.

RCMP arrived on scene shortly after 9 p.m., joining members of the Wetaskiwin County Fire Department and paramedics who were first to arrive. 

The man, who was an employee of Rockwater Energy Solutions, was pronounced dead on scene.

Occupational Health and Safety is investigating and a stop-use order has been issued for the tanker truck.

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