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Worker missing after dozer breaks through frozen northern Alberta tailings pond

A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary on May 2, 2019. A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta.
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January 14, 2021 - 4:33 PM

FORT MCMURRAY - A worker is missing after a dozer broke through ice on an inactive Suncor tailings pond in northern Alberta.

Suncor Energy Inc. spokeswoman Erin Rees says crews responded to the accident Wednesday afternoon at the mine site near Fort McMurray.

She says the dozer operator has not been found.

The worker was an employee of Christina River Construction.

Rees says Suncor's emergency services team responded immediately and remains at the site.

She says occupational health and safety authorities have also been notified.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2021.

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