A 27-year old man who died in an oilfield accident earlier this week has been identified.

According to CBC News, the victim was Dustin Pratt from Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Pratt died on Monday at a site near Alameda owned by Calgary-based Spartan Energy.

Spartan Energy corporate development manager Tim Sweeney told the Global News that the site is contracted and operated by Panther Drilling.

Pratt was employed by Panther Drilling.

“Our thoughts and prayers right now are with his family,” said Panther Drilling president Cory Hicks told CBC on Wednesday.

The Coroner’s Office told the Global News that the death appears to be work-related and there was no evidence of foul play.

Further details about the accident have not been disclosed yet.

Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety division is investigating the accident, CBC News added.

Pratt’s death marked the fourth serious workplace accident in Saskatchewan since late July, according to the Global News.


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