Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Farm Fatal: Alberta Man Dies in Explosion on Rural Property

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Farm Fatal: Alberta Man Dies in Explosion on Rural Property

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Man dies in explosion on Alberta farm

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CONSORT, Alta. - A man has died from injuries he received in a propane tank explosion on an east-central Alberta farm.

Mounties say the man, who lived on the rural property near Consort, had been operating a propane-fired torch.

A spokesperson for STARS says the air-ambulance service was called to the scene just before noon on Sunday.

The helicopter was told to "stand down" because it wasn't medically required to transport the patient.

Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson said Alberta's new farm safety legislation, which came into effect Friday, doesn't apply in the death.

"The man who died was the owner of the farm," she said in an email. "Because of that, this incident is exempt from the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. …

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