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Investigations underway after tragedy strikes 2 Alberta workplaces

By COS Staff

Separate workplace accidents in Alberta in a single day have killed two people.

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline confirms that a contractor died Wednesday afternoon at one of its facilities near Redwater, northeast of Edmonton.

The company has not released any details, but Occupational Health and Safety tells Global News that a worker was wearing an air mask and using an air tank while doing maintenance on a tower when co-workers noticed he was in distress.

They brought him down but he died at the scene.

Earlier in the day, a man was fatally injured when he was struck by a piece of equipment at the Nova Chemicals PE1 Expansion Project in Joffre in central Alberta.

He died in the Red Deer hospital.

Investigations involving OHS and both companies are underway.

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