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No charges for 2011 Canadian oilsands explosion

11 January 2013

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has decided not to lay charges in an explosion that injured five workers at the Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Horizon oilsands site near Fort McMurray, Alberta, two years ago.

The blast in the site coker sent flames and smoke more than 100 metres into the air at the plant.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety investigators went to the site afterwards to look for a cause and any possible safety violations. The province had two years less a day to file any charges if they felt they were warranted, but officials determined there was no likelihood of a conviction.


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