March 20: Two Oil & Gas Workers Killed in Three Days

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A 62-year-old worker at an oil sands project was steaming a frozen pipe when a section of the pipe ruptured, striking him in the leg. He was taken to the hospital where he died. In a separate incident three days later, an oilfield services worker was using a Bobcat to clean mud and gravel from the highway for trucks that were leaving a drilling rig when a vacuum truck collided with the Bobcat. The impact pushed the Bobcat about 30 metres and the worker died.