A Canadian contractor died late last month after being injured in a workplace accident at a Shell Canada site.

According to Canadian OH&S News, a contractor for Secure Energy Services was working at a Shell Canada drilling site near Fox Creek, Alberta when he was struck by a hose on October 23.

Lauren Welsh, a spokesperson for the Alberta Ministry of Labor (MOL), told the magazine that the workers were pumping water for well activities when a pump began revving.

The workers were investigating the pump when a hose let go and hit one of the contractors.

The injured contractor was taken to a hospital in Fox Creek where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Secure Energy identified the worker as 47-year old Abdelghani Hemad from Calgary.

Secure Energy confirmed to Canadian OH&S News that Hemad died on the evening after the accident.

The MOL issued a stop-work order and the site was immediately shutdown following the incident.

Welsh told Canadian OH&S News that the MOL is investigating the incident.

Secure Energy told the magazine that both it and Shell are cooperating with investigations being conducted by the MOL and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The onshore Fox Creek site is located in Alberta’s Greater Deep Basin.

According to Shell’s website, the company has drilled over 80 wells in the area and in 2015.

The site produced an average of 38 million cubic feet equivalent per day of sweet natural gas and natural gas liquids and 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and condensate.


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