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Fatal accident in Årdal

March 28, 2001, 10:00 CEST

A Hydro Energy employee was killed in Årdal in Norway on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old man was engaged in work at the dam installation at Hydro Energy's power plant near Sletterust in the municipality of Årdal when he fell into a deep shaft.

The accident happened around 15:30 on March 27. One of his colleagues went by snow scooter to get help, while two others took care of their injured colleague.

The deceased was married and the father of two children.

Hydro will conduct an internal investigation into the accident.