Man died after being struck by equipment at construction site west of Edmonton

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A man died after being struck by a piece of equipment at a pipeline construction site in west Edmonton on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., emergency medical services were called for an incident near Whitemud Drive and 215 Street (Winterburn Road), according to a statement from Alberta Health Services. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trans Mountain Corporation has confirmed that an employee of one of its contractors, SA Energy, died as a result of the incident. Construction at the SA Energy work site was immediately halted and all relevant authorities have been notified, Trans Mountain said in a statement Tuesday.

Police were at the job site late Tuesday afternoon, where tarps covered parts of a construction crane.

Ian Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Trans Mountain Corporation, said the worker’s family remained in their thoughts and prayers during a difficult time.

“This is a tragic incident and I know the staff and contractors of SA Energy and Trans Mountain join me in expressing our deepest condolences to the worker’s family,” he said.

Occupational health and safety is investigating the death on the job, but no information is available on what happened, spokeswoman Natasha McKenzie said on Tuesday.

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Edmonton Police Department officers were at the scene of a work incident involving a crane at a Trans Mountain pipeline site at Winterburn Road and Whitemud Drive on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Photo par Ian Kucerak /Postmedia

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