April 21, 2014 / 2:58 AM / 5 years ago

Worker dies after injury at Suncor's oil sands site

The Suncor Energy sign is seen outside Suncor's head office in Calgary, Alberta, October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Todd Korol

(Reuters) - An employee at Suncor Energy Inc’s (SU.TO) oil sands operations in northern Alberta died on Sunday after being injured while working at the site, the company said.

Emergency personnel responded to the incident around 0530 GMT on Sunday, Suncor said in a statement.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at a hospital, it said. No further details were available.

The firm said it was working with the appropriate authorities and will complete a full investigation into the cause of the incident.

“It is premature to speculate on the cause of the incident, that will be determined through the course of the investigation,” Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said.

“No other employees were injured,” she said.

Suncor recovers bitumen from oil sands through its mining and in situ operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, according to its website. The bitumen from both operations is then upgraded to refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel.

Reporting by Ratul Ray Chaudhuri in Bangalore; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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