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Worker killed in fall from scaffolding at TransCanada site

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

A 29-year-old man is dead following a workplace accident at TransCanada’s Northern Courier pipeline project Monday morning.

TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper says the contract worker fell from scaffolding while working on the construction of a tank terminal at the site, located approximately 100 km north of Fort McMurray.

“We are deeply saddened by this,” Cooper said. “Our first thoughts are with the family of the worker.”

The worker was an employee of Horton CBI, the prime contractor for the project. According to reports, the man fell from a height of 21 metres.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say they responded to the scene, but determined there was no foul play in the incident and turned the investigation over to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.

Mix News will bring you more as the story develops.

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