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Tanker truck blast kills driver near Red Deer, Alta.

Blackfalds RCMP said the tanker was destroyed and that debris spread over a one-block area; there was also damage to nearby buildings



BLACKFALDS, Alta.—A 35-year-old man was killed in a workplace explosion in central Alberta on Thursday.

It happened just after 1:30 p.m. at J. Moore Enterprises in the Burnt Lake Industrial Park, north of Red Deer.

Occupational Health and Safety officials said it appears the man was checking to see if a tanker trailer was clean when the explosion took place.

The cause of the blast has not been determined.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.

Blackfalds RCMP said the tanker was destroyed and that debris spread over a one-block area. There was also damage to nearby buildings.

This story was filed by radio station CHED in Edmonton

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