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Pinnacle receives notice of regulatory charges following 2019 explosion

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Pinnacle Renewable Energy has received notice of regulatory charges laid by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) following its investigation of the explosion which resulted in injuries at its plant in Entwistle, Alberta.

On 11 February 2019, Pinnacle reported that a fire broke out and cause damage to part of the facility. At the time, it was reported that one employee had been sent to hospital and several employees sustained minor injuries but were treated on-site. The plant resumed operations on 29 March 2019.

Duncan Davies, CEO of Pinnacle, said: “The health and safety of our employees and contractors has always been an essential core value of our company and our business strategy.

“We regret the impact of this incident on those who were injured, their co-workers, and the Entwistle community.”

Pinnacle cooperated fully with the OHS and other government agencies during the investigation to understand the unique circumstances leading up to the incident and continues to implement advances in equipment design and systems that ensure safe operations at the Entwistle plant and across its facilities.