Drilling Accident in Northwest Alberta Claims Life of Rig Worker

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.