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Ammonia leak kills contract worker at Alberta nitrogen plant

A 49-year-old male worker has passed away following an ammonia leak at a nitrogen plant in Medicine Hat, according to information from the Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.

The accident, which occurred at the Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex owned by CF Industries on Dec. 7, also exposed a second worker to ammonia. Both victims were employees of Aluma Systems Canada, which CF had hired for contract work, according to Ministry media representative Christine Wronko.

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