Incident at Syncrude's North Mine site

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, Nov. 23 /CNW/ - A serious incident involving two heavy hauler trucks in Syncrude's Mildred Lake North Mine site fatally injured one driver late this morning. The other driver was transported to Northern Lights Regional Hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy at our site," said Tom Katinas, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends of the drivers involved. Our focus is to provide them with the support they need at this difficult time."

Syncrude Emergency Response personnel attended the scene that is now secured for the investigation. RCMP and Occupational Health and Safety have been notified and are now on site.

The Syncrude Project is a Joint Venture undertaking among Canadian Oil Sands Limited, ConocoPhillips Oil Sand Partnership II, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company Ltd., Nexen Oil Sands Partnership, and Petro-Canada Oil and Gas (a Suncor Energy Business).

SOURCE Syncrude Canada Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Cheryl Robb, (780) 970-6923 or Syncrude's website at

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