Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Death Toll Now at 2: Worker Badly Burned in Alberta Oilsands Explosion Dies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Death Toll Now at 2: Worker Badly Burned in Alberta Oilsands Explosion Dies

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Man badly burned in oilsands explosion dies

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EDMONTON - Occupational Health and Safety says a 30-year-old worker who was critically injured in an explosion at an oilsands upgrader in northern Alberta has died.

The man, identified previously by his cousin as Dave Williams of Scotchtown, N.S., had been transported to the burn unit at an Edmonton hospital after the blast Jan. 15.

Kelly MacEachern told the Cape Breton Post last week that her cousin was a journeyman millwright and had been living and working in the West for several years, but loved coming home for vacations and was in Cape Breton for Christmas.

It's the second death resulting from the explosion -- a 52-year-old employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

The blast occurred at Calgary-based Nexen's (TSX:NXY) Long Lake plant near Fort McMurray on Jan. …

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