Christina Lake oil sands site is located about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton

Cenovus Energy says a worker employed by a third-party contracting company died Tuesday night after an incident involving a hauling truck occurred as a drilling rig was being moved at site at the company’s Christina Lake oil sands project.

The accident at approximately 10:20 p.m.

The name of the worker is not being released at this time, the company said in a press release.

Cenovus said it “is deeply saddened” and extends its deepest sympathies to the worker’s family, friends and co-workers.

Cenovus says the appropriate authorities have been notified and it is conducting a “full investigation” into the cause of the incident.