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Contractor killed at Suncor Energy mining site north of Fort McMurray

Contractor killed at Suncor Energy mining site north of Fort McMurray”

CTV News has learned one person had died following the incident at the Suncor Industrial site, the spokesperson confirmed the individual was a contractor at the oilsands base plant site, located 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

"We are deeply saddened to confirm a fatality has occurred at an Aecon project in Fort McMurray, Alberta", Aecon Group CEO John M. Beck told BNN via email.

Suncor (TSX:SU) spokeswoman Sneh Setal said the worker died at the site.

Seetal said no other workers were injured and everyone has been accounted for. "Unfortunately this person was pronounced deceased at the scene", Setal said from Calgary.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the person's family, friends and co-workers during this hard time".

The person killed was working on excavation activities with the contract company AECON Mining, Seetal said.

"The nature of the incident and details of any injuries are not being released at this time", Wood Buffalo RCMP said in a Friday afternoon release.

Grief counselling services have been provided for people on site, Seetal said.

The Alberta Energy Regulator has been notified and the incident is being investigated by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.



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