Encana Corp. has not released the names of the deceased or injured workers involved in a “high-pressure gas release” incident that took place at its eastern Colorado location. The man who died was a 60-year-old contractor who worked for BGH Gas Test Operating Inc.; two of the injured men also worked for that company, and the third worked for Encana.
Encana released a statement about the accident, which happened on Wednesday, August 15:
“While we believe the incident to be the result of a high-pressure gas release, the exact cause is not known at this time,” the company said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fallen colleague and anyone impacted by this process.”
In 2009, three people died in work-related accidents while performing work for Encana.
Encana, headquartered in Calgary, is Canada’s largest producer of natural gas. Encana is working with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to determine the cause of the accident. Encana says the investigation could take up to six months.
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