Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation said Thursday that a contractor was killed in an incident at a company operated facility in Alberta.

Pembina said that the unnamed contractor died at the Williams’ Redwater Olefinic Fractionator located in Redwater, Alberta around 1:40 p.m. local time on April 27.

The company said further details about the incident will not be provided at this time “out of respect for the impacted family members.”

Pembina will be launching a detailed investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

An investigation will also be conducted by Occupational Health and Safety and the relevant authorities.

“The companies are deeply saddened by today’s tragedy and offer their sincere condolences and support to the affected family members through this difficult time. Working safely is the top priority for both companies and all employees and contractors are encouraged to remain vigilant and to look out for everyone’s safety,” Pembina said.

According to Williams, the facility fractionates a natural gas liquids and olefins mixture transported by the Boreal Pipeline from the company’s liquids extraction plant in Fort McMurray.

On a yearly basis, the facility produces 2 million barrels of propane, 150 million pounds of polymer grade propylene, 727,000 barrels of normal butane, 672,000 barrels of alky-feed and 250,000 barrels of olefinic condensate.

The Redwater facility is the only olefinic fractionator in Western Canada, according to Williams.


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