A worker was killed Oct. 24 in an accident at a polyethylene resin plant operated by Dow Canada near Red Deer, Alberta.
The incident happened around midnight, and an investigation is being conducted, according to a spokeswoman for Dow Canada owner DowDuPont Inc. The firm has contacted authorities and the name of the worker is not being released at this time, she added. The site is commonly known as Dow Prentiss
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a colleague, and we are working closely with all parties involved to gather more information and learn from this tragic incident," the spokeswoman added.
In an Oct. 25 Canadian Press article, a spokesman for Canada's Occupational Health & Safety department said that the victim was a 47-year-old man who died after being pinned by a drum dumper machine that was loading material into a hopper.
The victim died at the scene, and OHS has placed a stop-use order on the machine, the spokesman said.
In addition to the PE operation, Dow Canada operates two ethylene glycol units at the site, which employs 120.