An employee helping to erect a permanent work camp near Wabasca, Alberta was injured on February 5 after he fell about eight feet from a roof.

Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI) spokesman Chris Chodan says the contract worker was moving from one of the camp’s modules to another when he slipped off a beam and fell to the ground. The 42-year-old worker suffered cracked vertebrae in the 1:30 pm accident, Chodan says.

The worker was employed by a contractor that was working alongside Laricina Energy Ltd, a private company which concentrates on “capturing opportunities in the oil sands areas of Western Canada” says information from its website. Laricina Energy is based in Calgary, but has a field office in Wabasca.