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BREAKING: Explosion in Burnt Lake Industrial Park claims a life

Name of the 35-year-old man will not be released; next of kin have been notified

  • Nov. 3, 2016 8:28 p.m.

Blackfalds RCMP were at the scene of a tanker trailer explosion that took the life of one man this afternoon in the Burnt Lake Industrial Park located northwest of Red Deer City limits.

Blackfalds RCMP received the report of an explosion at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday at J Moore Enterprises, located in the Burnt Lake Industrial Park, and have confirmed that one 35-year-old man was killed in the explosion.

There were no other injuries. A single tanker trailer exploded, destroying the tanker, causing minimal damage to surrounding buildings and scattering debris in a radius of approximately one block, according to a release.

Red Deer County Fire and Traffic members attended to assist with diverting traffic while the scene was contained, and to ensure the fire was extinguished.

Occupational Health and Safety were on scene as well and have control of the investigation into the cause of the explosion, which has not been determined at this time. Burnt Lake Trail is not closed to traffic.

RCMP have completed the sad task of notifying the next of kin, and will not be releasing the name of the deceased victim.

RCMP do not have any further information at this time but will issue an update on Nov. 4th.

-Weber

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