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One person is dead after an H2S gas leak near Fox Creek.

The Fox Creek RCMP, report that on Saturday April 30, received a complaint of two oil filed workers in distress. The incident occurred near Highway 947 and the ANC road where three workers were conducting maintenance of a gas line.

Somehow H2S gas leaked and two workers were exposed to the deadly gas. The third worker was at a safe enough distance and was able to assist his colleagues. The Fox Creek Fire department responded immediately and with the assistance of breathing packs, were able to assist the two workers.

One worker died at the scene and the other worker survived and was also transported to the Fox Creek Hospital where he too continues to receive medical treatment.

A member of the Fox Creek RCMP was conducting a road block a distance away when he too became exposed to H2S gas. He received immediate medical assistance from a near-by Ambulance and was transported to the Fox Creek Hospital were he remains under their care.

Names of those involved will not be released at this time to allow their families time to deal with this unfortunate situation.

The Fox Creek RCMP continues to investigate this matter along side Occupational Health and Safety. ERCB was also contacted about the incident.

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