An explosion which killed two people at a Nexen plant will see the firm charged over the deaths.
The company is facing a total of eight charges over the incident, which occured at its Long Lake facility near Anzac in Alberta, Canada in January 2016.
The explosion took place within the Nexen building in the compressed gas area as staff replaced valves on a compressor.
Drew Foster, 52, and Dave Williams, 30, perished as a result of the explosion.
According to local press, Nexen are facing a number of charges, including:
- 2 counts of failure to ensure the health and safety of a worker.
- 2 counts of failure to ensure all workers were familiar with implemented procedures and measures implemented at the work site.
- 4 counts of failure to ensure equipment was serviced, maintained, repaired or dismantled in accordance with specifications by a certified engineer or the manufacturer.
In 2016, Nexen first claimed that the explosion was caused by employee negligence.
Nexen said in a statement: “Our deepest sympathies remain with the families and individuals involved. A detailed review of these charges is currently underway; however, as the matter is before the courts we are unable to comment further.”
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