Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

August 08, 2006 00:00 ET

Contractor dies following incident

CALGARY, Alberta (Aug. 8, 2006) TransAlta Corporation, Clearwater Welding and Fabricating Ltd. and Suncor Energy Inc. regretfully report that the Clearwater employee working for TransAlta at the Poplar Creek Power Station in Fort McMurray has died in hospital.

The worker was involved in an incident that occurred on the morning of Friday, Aug. 4 at approximately 1:25 a.m.

TransAlta Corporation, Clearwater Welding and Fabricating Ltd and Suncor are cooperating fully with the authorities to fully investigate the incident. The companies extend their sympathy to the family of the deceased.

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For more information:
Sneh Setal
TransAlta
Phone: (403) 267-7330
Cell: (403) 471-6816
Email: sneh_seetal@transalta.com