Drilling Accident in Northwest Alberta Claims Life of Rig Worker
|Tuesday, October 02, 2001
The Spirit River RCMP detachment, Occupational Health and Safety and representatives of Beaver Drilling Ltd. and Star Oil and Gas Ltd. are investigating the accidental death of a 23-year old man on a drilling site in northwest Alberta, early yesterday evening. The Rig worker, an employee of Beaver Drilling Ltd., was working on a drilling rig at about 6:00 pm Monday, when he was struck by a piece of equipment. The victim's name will be released by Spirit River RCMP Detachment once the family has been notified. The drilling site is located 5 kilometers west of Bonanza, Alberta, near the BC border.