Roughneck News

Worker Killed As Drilling Rig Moved At Northern Alberta Oilsands Site

February 7, 2018

A Cenovus worker is dead after an incident involving a hauling truck Tuesday night at a northeastern Alberta oilsands site.

Cenovuss Christina Lake project in northern AlbertaThe worker was killed at the Christina Lake site, about 150 kilometres southeast of Fort McMurray, Cenovus said in a statement on Wednesday.

The worker was fatally injured around 10:30 p.m. while a drilling rig was being moved on site, Cenovus said.

The identity of the worker has not been released. The deceased was employed by one of Cenovus's third-party contracting companies.

Calgary-based Cenovus said it has notified the appropriate authorities and is conducting a full investigation into the incident.

No further details were provided by the company. 

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the worker's family, friends and co-workers," reads a statement from Cenovus.

Brett Harris, a Cenovus spokesman, says the drill rig site has been shut down for an investigation.

Christina Lake, about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, is a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAG-D) operation which first began production in 2002.


Comment On This Article

Roughneck Oilfield Drill Bit Keychains

Roughneck Impact Safety Gloves

Roughneck Oilfield Stickers

Roughneck Oilfield Safety Glasses

Oilfield Drilling Rig Models

Oilfield Drill Bit Paperweights