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Companies charged after 2022 deaths of two workers on Alberta oil and gas site

Companies charged after 2022 deaths of two workers on Alberta oil and gas site

EDMONTON – Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has laid charges against a number of companies after a 2022 incident where two men died in an explosion at an oil and gas site located in Smith, Alta. north of Edmonton.

In recently released documents, Alberta OH&S said charges were laid May 9 against Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd., Voltegic Energy Services Ltd., Peace Pipefitting Inc. and 1282446 Alberta Ltd.

Two workers, Greg Podulsky (29) and Darcy Schwindt (47), were welding on top of a tank on Nov. 12, 2022 when an explosion occurred within a tank farm. Both workers were fatally injured.

The companies face numerous counts under the Occupational Health and Safey Act for failing to ensure the health and safety of workers as well as charges relating to hot work permits and working in the vicinity of combustible materials.

Read the full list of charges here.

 

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