Expert in Cryogenics puzzled about the tragedy in Leduc

Cryogenics expert confused about the death of 3 workers at a site in Leduc

The tragedy at Millennium Cryogenics Technology in Leduc has one expert in the industry in disbelief that something like this could happen.

Glenn Johnston, is the President of National Cryogenics which operates out of Edmonton and Texas and he says in his time in the industry he's never heard of a tragedy like this on a commercial or industrial cryogenic site.

Johnston tells The One News the whole situation has him puzzled.

"I think like most people I'm confused as to what happened, of course, we heard there was no fire or explosion so you know even speaking internally within our company we're not really sure what happened," says Johnston.

Johnston says he's especially surprised that this could happen at a place that's been in business since 2001 and says he doubts that exposure to Nitrogen played a part.

If they were killed from exposure Johnston says it was likely due to gas asphyxiation.

Occupational Health and Safety are investigating the incident that killed 3 people on Thursday.

According to the Millennium website they clean and treat oilfield equipment in order to improve its durability.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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