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Maintenance crew injured in Syncrude explosion

Fort McMurray, AB -- June 10, 2002 -- Three maintenance workers were injured at Plant 19 of the Syncrude Canada oil...


Fort McMurray, AB — June 10, 2002 — Three maintenance workers were injured at Plant 19 of the Syncrude Canada oil sands facility on June 6, 2002. An explosion at the low-pressure flaring facility sent the three to hospital, where two were treated and released and the third, who had burns to his face, remained.

The workers were employed by a contractor to Syncrude. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.