Safety jeopardized through vandalism at oilfield site

The safety of workers arriving at an oilfield site Saturday was compromised after major components of a service rig were vandalized

The safety of workers arriving at an oilfield site Saturday was compromised after major components of a service rig were vandalized overnight.

Sylvan Lake RCMP are seeking assistance in identifying suspects responsible for the destruction and theft of fuel and tools from the site southwest of Eckville last Friday night or early Saturday morning.

“The suspects entered the well site and broke into a service rig and adjacent shacks,” reported RCMP Cst. Marty Reed. “The suspects stole fuel as well as numerous tools. Most concerning however, is that the suspects also vandalized the rig in a manner which caused major components of the rig to become unsafe for employees who arrived on site the next morning to start work.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment at 403-858-7200 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).


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