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NOVA PE 1 construction site accident results in fatality

HOUSTON, April 27, 2016 (PCW) -- Nova Chemicals reported that at about 9:00 a.m. MDT today there was an industrial accident at its PE1 Expansion Project construction site at its Joffre, Alberta manufacturing facilities.

While working on a stationary crane at the construction site, a contractor came in contact with equipment resulting in severe trauma. NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site emergency personnel responded to the incident and rescued the worker from the crane. Paramedics transported the worker to the Red Deer Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Occupational Health and Safety and the Blackfalds RCMP responded to the incident. Work was suspended at the PE1 construction site and the site was secured. An investigation into the accident has begun. No other injuries or operational impacts have been reported in relation to this incident. Nova is collaborating fully with the regulatory authorities as they carry out their investigation. -- Donna Todd

Joffre Site locations for Ethylene plants 1, 2 & 3 and PE plants 1 &2

Nova’s Joffre, Alberta plant

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