Death of man at Suncor oilsands site in northern Alberta not suspicious: RCMP

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - RCMP say the death of a man found in a dumping area at the Suncor (TSX:SU) oilsands site in northern Alberta is not suspicious.

Officers found the 40-year-old man from Fort McMurray after responding to a call about a missing person.

Police say he was buried in sand as the result of a workplace accident.

Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal (sun-NAY' SEE'-tul) says a search began Sunday morning when the man didn't show up for a meeting and wasn't answering his radio.

She says he was found in a sand dump at the mine site's extraction area.

Occupational health and safety officials are involved in the police investigation.

The man's name is not being released.

Organizations: RCMP, TSX, Sun-NAY

Geographic location: Northern Alberta, FORT MCMURRAY

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