The owner of a pipeline installation in Fort McMure, Alta., died after a fire engulfed the pipeline in early January.
The Fort McMures Fire Service said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
The Fire Protection Agency says a fire crew responded to a call about a leak of gas on January 6, and discovered a fire in a pipe that had been in use for the past five years.
A spokesperson for the fire service said they are working to determine the cause.
The cause of death will be determined at a later date, the spokesperson said.
In a statement on Tuesday, the company said that a maintenance supervisor for the project, Jason Knecht, was in the process of repairing a leak in the pipeline, and he passed away on January 11.
Kneachtt, 45, worked at the facility for a decade, the statement said.
“Jason passed away in his sleep,” it read.
The fire has destroyed more than 40 structures, the Fort McMurus Fire Service told CBC News in a statement.
The spokesperson for Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. said it is aware of the situation and is assisting with the investigation.
TransCanada has been the subject of a number of pipeline fires in recent years.
In March, TransCanada had to shut down a pipeline in Quebec after a blaze erupted near its facility in the area.
The company said the fire was contained and no injuries were reported.