Man dies after being struck by pipe at gas plant

A man has been killed in an accident at the site of a gas plant in west-central Alberta.

HINTON — A man has been killed in an accident at the site of a gas plant in west-central Alberta.

The death happened Tuesday, about 80 kilometres northeast of Hinton.

RCMP say the 32-year-old Hinton resident had been working as part of a pipeline crew when he was struck by a large piece of pipe.

The victim died at the scene.

His name has not been released.

An autopsy is scheduled and police do not consider the death suspicious.

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