Bear Attack Kills 1 At Oil Sands’ Company Base

gleaned from Warrior Publications


A Suncor employee has been killed by a bear at the company’s Oil Sands base, 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

The RCMP say they were called just after 2 p.m. MT Wednesday after receiving reports of a large, male black bear attacking and killing a worker at the Suncor base camp.

The female worker was declared dead on the scene.

RCMP members shot and killed the male bear, who was still in the area when they arrived.

Wood Buffalo RCMP have now turned the scene over to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development workers.

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