Fatal incident on Suncor site
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2011) - Suncor Energy regretfully reports that a FT Services employee passed away today as a result of an incident that occurred yesterday evening at a work area on Suncor's Firebag in situ site.
Suncor Emergency Services personnel secured the scene and notified all authorities. Suncor is working with the appropriate authorities and FT Services to complete a full investigation into the cause of the incident.
Due to the seriousness of this incident, Suncor immediately shut down non-critical maintenance activities at the affected Firebag well pad.
"We extend our sincere condolences to the worker's family, friends and co-workers. They are certainly in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time," said Mike MacSween, Suncor's senior vice president, In Situ.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada's premier integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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