May 7: Oilsands Worker Killed by Bear
A female oilsands worker was attacked and killed by a bear at Suncor Energy’s base plant north of Fort McMurray. Other workers tried to scare the bear away, but it dragged her off. The RCMP and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development-Fish and Wildlife Division responded to the scene and put down the animal. Suncor does provide wildlife training to workers, but they weren’t carrying bear spray at the time.