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.