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Grande Prairie RCMP respond to explosion at salvage yard

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie were called out to an explosion that occurred at a local business on Saturday.

Emergency services, including the RCMP, responded to the explosion, which took place at a salvage yard on the north side of the Swan City, at approximately 10:50 a.m.

Police say initial reports indicate that a propane tank had exploded, causing damage to equipment and injuring one employee.

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The scene was quickly contained and secured by emergency services, while the injured employee was taken to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety attended the scene and investigators continue to look into the cause of the explosion.

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