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Mine Fatality Adds to Pressure for Suncor Energy Changes

Oil sand is brought to a Suncor crushing unit at the Fort Hills extraction site near Fort McKay, Alberta in 2018.

Oil sand is brought to a Suncor crushing unit at the Fort Hills extraction site near Fort McKay, Alberta in 2018.

Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg
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A worker was killed at Suncor Energy Inc.’s Base Plant mine in northern Alberta, the latest in a series of accidents that have shaken confidence in Canada’s biggest oil-sands producer and led to calls for changes in management. 

A contractor’s employee died at the site early Thursday, Suncor spokesman Leithan Slade said in an email. The victim was a 26-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alberta, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.