OHS confirms more details of cougar attack on pipeline worker
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has released more details about the cougar attack on pipeline workers last Friday.
A four person crew was stringing cones and skids in a right of way at kilometre 4.5 on the Husky Road, approximately 90 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.
One worker was suddenly attacked by the cougar, but a second worker was able to fight the animal off.
It then ran underneath a work shack at the site, and when the crew tried to get into their truck, the cougar attacked the second worker.
Both were able to escape in the truck, and the cougar was shot by enforcement officers.
31 year old Stephen Campbell received 30 stitches and had part of his ear amputated, while his co-worker received minor injuries.
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