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Fatal incident at Fox Creek drilling site

A 32 year old man has been killed in a workplace incident near Fox Creek.

Occupational Health and Safety Spokesperson Lauren Welsh says the incident occurred at a drilling site just before 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

“A floorhand was struck by part of a top drive motor during drilling operations and suffered serious head trauma. He was flown by STARS to hospital and subsequently passed away.”

A stop work order is in place as RCMP and OHS investigates, and will be until they’re satisfied all safety regulations are being followed.

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The man was employed by Nabors Drilling and the prime contractor was Athabasca Oil

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