Worker operating excavator killed at Syncrude mine site in northern Alberta

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FORT MCMURRAY — Occupational Health and Safety says a Syncrude employee operating an excavator was killed on Sunday at an oilsands mine in northern Alberta.

Spokeswoman Natasha McKenzie says it happened at Syncrude’s Aurora mine, about 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

She says Occupational Health and Safety was notified the same day and is investigating.

No other workers were injured.

McKenzie says no other details can be released as the death is still being investigated.

Syncrude was not immediately available for comment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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