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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There are reports of a workplace death that took place on the morning of Sunday, June 28 at a local oil and gas site.

WorkSafeBC Media Relations Manager, Ivy Yuen, did not confirm if a death had occurred but says they were notified about a serious workplace incident at an oil and gas site in Fort St. John. received word that the incident occurred at a Canadian Natural Resources worksite.

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Canadian Natural Resources has confirmed that a fatality occurred on June 28, when a contractor sustained injuries during an incident at a storage yard.

According to Yuen, the purpose of an investigation is to determine the cause of the incident, and any contributing factors, so that similar incidents can be prevented from happening in the future.

Yuen says an investigation is underway and is not able to release any other details at this time.

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