Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

July 08, 2005 00:00 ET

Contractor dies following accident at Suncor oil sands facility

Fort McMurray, Alberta (July 8, 2008) — Suncor Energy Inc. regretfully reports that a Finning Canada employee died today from injuries sustained during an accident that occurred at the company's oil sands mining operation. A second person involved in the accident, a Suncor employee, was treated at hospital for injuries and has been released.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Suncor has notified all authorities and is working with them to complete a full investigation into the cause of the incident.

"This is a tragic incident and I know that both Finning and Suncor employees and contractors join me in extending our deepest sympathies to the worker's family. We're thinking of them at this difficult time," said Kirk Bailey, Suncor's executive vice president.

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations throughout Western Canada produce natural gas. Suncor operates a refining and marketing business in Ontario with retail distribution under the Sunoco brand. U.S.A. downstream assets include pipeline and refining operations in Colorado and Wyoming and retail sales in the Denver area under the Phillips 66® brand. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

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