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Fatality reported at Alberta oil sands site

Contractor dies as a result of injuries at Suncor Energy work site.
By Daniel J. Graeber Follow @dan_graeber Contact the Author   |   June 3, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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CALGARY, Alberta, June 3 (UPI) -- A construction group said an employee died as a result of injuries suffered at an oil sands site in Canada operated by energy company Suncor.

North American Construction Group said an employee working at a Suncor Energy site was injured Monday while performing maintenance work and died after his transport to an area hospital. The construction group said it was working with authorities to determine the cause of the incident.

"We are devastated by this news and deeply saddened by the terrible and unexpected loss of our co-worker and friend," Martin Ferron, president and chief executive officer of North American Construction Group, said in a statement.

The construction company said Monday the name and age of the employee are not being released.

There was no public statement on the incident from Suncor. Representatives from the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety organization confirmed the fatality and are working on their investigation at the site.

The fatality is the fourth such incident this year at the Suncor site.

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