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Worker killed as drilling rig moved at northern Alberta oilsands site

Worker employed by contractor for Cenovus
Cenovus Christina Lake
A worker has died at Census Energy's Christina Lake oilseeds site REUTERS/Todd Korol

CONKLIN, Alta. (CP) — A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident in northern Alberta.

Cenovus Energy, says the incident happened late Tuesday night at its Christina Lake oilsands site, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

The company says in a release that the death involved a hauling truck and occurred as a drilling rig was being moved.

The worker was employed by one of Cenovus's third-party contracting companies.

Officials have not released any other details, including the person's name.

Brett Harris, a Cenovus spokesman, says the drill rig site has been shut down for an investigation.

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