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Man dies after being struck by piece of pipe at Alberta gas plant

32-year-old had been working as part of pipeline crew when he was struck by large piece of pipe

July 17, 2013  by The Canadian Press

HINTON, Alta.—A man has been killed in an accident at the site of a gas plant in west-central Alberta.

The death happened July 16, about 80 kilometres northeast of Hinton, Alta., about 300 kilometres west of Edmonton.

RCMP say the 32-year-old Hinton resident had been working as part of a pipeline crew when he was struck by a large piece of pipe.

The victim died at the scene.

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His name has not been released.

An autopsy is scheduled and police do not consider the death suspicious.


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