Contract worker killed at northern Alberta Suncor site

A Suncor Energy Inc. logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary on May 2, 2019. Suncor says a worker has died at one of its Alberta Base Plant mines north of Fort McMurray, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

One person was killed in an incident at a Suncor site in northern Alberta Thursday.

In a statement Thursday afternoon, a Suncor spokesperson said the company responded to an incident at its Base Plant Mine located north of Fort McMurray.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm that the incident resulted in a fatality of a contractor worker. We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of this individual,” the statement read.

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“As we continue our response, we are focused on the safety and well-being of our people.”

Details of the incident were not released by Suncor.

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Suncor said it has notified the “appropriate authorities” and a full investigation will be conducted.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety said it is aware of a fatality at the Suncor site involving equipment. OHS said the investigation is ongoing.

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