Finning International Inc.

Finning International Inc.

July 08, 2008 20:02 ET

Finning Employee Fatally Injured at Suncor Oil Sands Facility

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) regretfully reports that one of its Finning (Canada) employees died today from injuries sustained in an incident at the Suncor oil sands mining operation, north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. A second person involved in the incident, a Suncor employee, is being treated at hospital for injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. The RCMP has been notified and an Occupational Health and Safety investigation is under way. Along with Suncor, Finning will be participating in the investigation.

"This is a tragic incident and our hearts go out to our employee's family," said Dave Parker, president, Finning (Canada). "We'll do everything we can to assist in the investigation and to help family members through this difficult time."

Finning International Inc. is the world's largest Caterpillar equipment dealers. The Company sells, rents and provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in Western Canada, the U.K., and parts of South America. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Finning International Inc. is a widely held, publicly traded corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol FTT). For additional information please visit

This release may contain forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of Finning International Inc. with respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and Finning's actual results of operations could differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Finning assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein do not materialize.

Refer to Finning's annual report, management information circular, annual information form and other filings with the Ontario Securities Commission and Toronto Stock Exchange for further information on risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements contained in this report.

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