Oilfield worker, 26, killed at well site near Rimbey

Safety officers are investigating the death of an oilfield worker southwest of Edmonton.

RIMBEY — Safety officers are investigating the death of an oilfield worker southwest of Edmonton.

The 26-year-old man was killed in an accident at an Encana well site, about 15 kilometres west of Rimbey.

Alberta Employment and Immigration says the death occurred when some pipe being lowered by workers hit an obstruction.

Department spokesman Chris Chodan says it’s unclear exactly how the man died because no one saw what happened.

The man’s name has not been released but he was an employee of Precision Drilling.

Work at the site has been halted during the investigation.