Suncor Energy reports employee fatality at its Oil Sands site
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Suncor Energy
regretfully reports an employee was the victim of a bear attack this
afternoon at our Oil Sands base plant approximately 25 kilometres
north of Fort McMurray. The employee was pronounced deceased on the
The RCMP along with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource
Development (AESRD) - Fish and Wildlife Division responded to the
scene and the animal was put down.
"We are shocked by this very unusual incident and there are no words
to express the tragedy of this situation. Our thoughts and prayers go
out to family, friends and co-workers," said Mark Little, Suncor
executive vice president, Upstream. "All of us need to focus on
personal safety and I would urge everyone to be extremely vigilant in
dealing with wildlife."
Notification of family is ongoing and the name of the individual will
not be released without their consent.
Suncor is working with the appropriate authorities and will complete
a full investigation.
Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's
operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional
and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product
marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly
develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing
renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are
listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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