Contractor on Line 3 dies in Hill City construction incident

In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wis. Photo: AP Photo/Jim Mone, File. In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wis.

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Created: December 18, 2020 04:20 PM

A contractor died at a construction yard in Hill City on Friday morning.

According to Duluth station WDIO, Enbridge Energy said authorities are on the scene and in the process of notifying the contractor's family. The company said construction work in the area has been paused and that safety standards and protocols were reinforced during a safety stand down across the project.

The nature of the incident was not immediately known. The company said it is making grief counseling available for workers and members of the team.

"Our hearts go out to the worker's family, friends and co-workers. We have no further details to share at this time while the incident investigation takes place," said Juli Kellner, Enbridge Communications Supervisor.

Enbridge began construction of a new Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, including Aitkin County, earlier this month.


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