Contractor dies at Enbridge site near Hill City

Enbridge Energy said work was paused at a construction yard in Hill City after a fatal accident Friday morning involving a contractor.

Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner said authorities were at the scene and working to notify the victim’s family.

Kellner said, “safety standards and protocols were reinforced as work paused across the project for a safety stand down.”

Enbridge is not releasing any other details while the incident is under investigation.

Kellner added, “Our hearts go out to the worker’s family, friends and co-workers.”

Construction on the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement started this month in Aitkin County.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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