-18.9 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tel: 250-787-7100
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Energy company charged after two workers at Alberta plant killed in explosion

Advertisement

EDMONTON — Nexen Energy is facing workplace charges following the deaths of two oilsands workers in northern Alberta.

The men had been doing maintenance work in a hydrogen compressor building at the company’s Long Lake upgrader near Anzac on Jan. 15, 2016, when there was an explosion.

Drew Foster, 52, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was pronounced dead at the scene and David Williams, 30, of Scotchtown, N.S., later died in hospital.

- Advertisement -

Nexen Energy (TSX:NXY), a Calgary-based subsidiary of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd., has been charged with eight offences.

Some of the charges relate to ensuring a compressor was properly serviced and that staff in charge of the machine had read its operating manual and safety rules.

Nicole Appleton with Alberta Labour says the company is to appear in Fort McMurray provincial court Feb. 14.

The Canadian Press

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Kinder Morgan Canada revenue for pared back assets climb, distributes windfall

CALGARY, A.B. - Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says earnings from its significantly pared-back assets climbed 80 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a...

An Evening Under the Stars