Explosion at Nexen's Long Lake facility kills one worker
One person is dead and another is in hospital with burns after an explosion at Nexen's Long Lake facilty, which occurred Friday afternoon.
CBC reports that the company's coker exploded. The worker in the hospital is in critical condition and has been admitted to the University of Alberta's burn centre.
Nexen says all other personnel have been accounted for.
The facility has been shut down and the scene has been stabilized. Emergency personnel are on the scene.
Nesxen is a wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Chinese company CNOOC Limited. Long Lake, which is 40 km southeast of Fort McMurray, uses steam assisted and gravity drainage for oil extraction.