Yellowknife, NWT – A female worker at a Suncor oil sands operation in Northern Alberta has been killed by a black bear.
The attack occurred Wednesday afternoon in a remote part of the main plant, about 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.
The woman was attacked by a mature male black bear and pronounced dead at the scene.
Her name has not been released.
RCMP and Alberta government officials were called to the scene.
They reportedly found a very aggressive bear and shot it dead.
Suncor says the company does offer wildlife training to its employees, including how to alert others of any bear sightings.
They call it a tragic event.
An investigation is underway.
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