Building workers in Canada’s oilsands have died from heat exhaustion following months of dangerous work.
A video of a worker in a Canadian oilfield, who had been working at the site for more than a month, collapsing on his own with severe heat exhaustion, has been widely shared on social media.
The video, shot by an anonymous worker, shows the worker collapsed and died at the Edmonton oilfield.
The worker, who is in his 50s, was found dead on Saturday, the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Agency said.
“This is a very tragic situation,” the agency’s assistant director, Dave Grosz, said in a statement.
“He is one of the workers who have been working on the site.”
The worker was a labourer at the nearby Baker Hughes site.
Baker Hughes said in an emailed statement that it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of one of its workers.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,” it said.
The Canadian government is investigating the worker’s death, Gross said.