Contractor killed at Energy mining site north of Fort McMurray

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Fort McMurray, Alta. – A contract worker at Suncor Energy's Millennium oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray on October 20.
Alberta labour spokesman Trent Bancarz said the man in his 30s was digging a trench when he was buried.

His name was not released.

The man was employed by Aecon Mining, which said it was deeply saddened and had put its work at the oilsands mine on hold.

Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Setal said the worker died at the site.

She said no one else was injured and all workers were accounted for.

"Early this morning, our personnel responded to an incident in a portion of the Millennium mine where the individual was working. Unfortunately this person was pronounced deceased at the scene," Setal said from Calgary.

"We are extending our sincerest and deepest condolences to the person's family, friends and co-workers."

Bancarz said Suncor notified the department.

RCMP are investigating along with occupational health and safety officials.

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