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Contract worker dies at Suncor Base Plant Mine in Alberta


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Suncor Energy Inc. says a worker has died at its Base Plant Mine in Alberta.

Spokesperson Leithan Slade says the Calgary-based energy company responded to an incident at the site north of Fort McMurray this morning that resulted in the death of a contractor.

Suncor says the RCMP was dispatched to the scene and it notified regulators who will conduct an investigation into the matter.

The victim’s next of kin was contacted and Suncor says it extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual.

Since 2014, there have been at least 12 deaths at Suncor sites, more than all of its rivals combined.

Suncor’s chief executive said in January that the company must do more to improve workplace safety after a truck crash caused the death of another contractor at a site near Fort McMurray.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2022.

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United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith, centre, makes an election campaign announcement in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 26, 2023. Albertans go to the polls on May 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh


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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2023.

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