Man dead following explosion at work site in Alberta, second man in hospital

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – One man is dead following an explosion at a well site in northern Alberta.

Mounties say it’s believed a gas leak caused the explosion south of Grande Prairie near Musreau Lake on Tuesday evening.

A 50-year-old worker died at the scene and a second worker was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A third worker was not hurt.

RCMP say the gas leak has been contained.

Officials with Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety unit are investigating.

(The Canadian Press)

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