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Suncor worker death investigated

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Alberta Occupational Health & Safety officers are investigating the death of an employee at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta.

Alberta Occupational Health & Safety officers are investigating the death of an employee at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta.

Government spokesman Barrie Harrison said the man, who died on April 20, was a 27-year-old Suncor electrician working near electrical panels on the worksite.

His identity and the official cause of his death have not been released.

Suncor has said the man was severely injured and was pronounced dead in hospital in Fort McMurray. Investigators have issued a stop-use order for the electrical panels as they try to determine what happened.

They will be looking to see if there was an equipment failure, and are reviewing what the man was doing, the company’s work rules and what kind of training he had.

This is the second death of a Suncor employee at the worksite this year.

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by Journal Of Commerce

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