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Explosion at Canadian wellsite kills two workers

21 November 2022

An explosion at an oil and gas facility in northern Alberta, Canada killed two contractors on November 16. The incident happened at a wellsite operated by Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd at around 14:00 local time near Slave Lake, about 250 kilometres north of Edmonton.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

Tamarack issued a statement which said the cause of the explosion is under investigation and that the company was cooperating with regulatory authorities. The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety agency investigation is underway while all work at the site has been stopped.

Occupational Health and Safety said that two people died but have not released any information about the victims or the circumstances surrounding the explosion, saying that due to it being an active investigation, no further details would be released.

Tamarack produces around 43,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boepd), according to its website.

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