Update: Bus crash near Cenovus’s Foster Creek facility


CALGARY, Alberta (July 30, 2013 9:30 a.m.) - Shortly after 6:00 p.m. last night, a bus carrying Cenovus workers home from their shift at Foster Creek went off the road and rolled in the ditch. The incident happened on range road 460 about 25 kilometres south of the south security gate to the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in northeastern Alberta. There were 13 people on the bus, including the driver. All of them were taken to hospitals in Cold Lake and Bonnyville to be examined and treated, and have since been released.

We take responsibility for all incidents involving our workers and our priority is to ensure everyone who was on the bus continues to receive any follow-up care and support they need.

Cenovus is engaging the appropriate authorities. The local RCMP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.

Thank you to everyone who assisted us with this emergency, especially the emergency response personnel from Cold Lake and Bonnyville. We will release further information as it becomes available or you can contact Rhona DelFrari, Cenovus’s Media Spokesperson, at 403-472-8828 or rhona.delfrari@cenovus.com.

 


CALGARY, Alberta (July 29, 2013 11:20 p.m.) - Shortly after 6:00 p.m. today, a bus carrying Cenovus workers home from their shift at Foster Creek went off the road and rolled in the ditch. The incident happened on range road 460 about 25 kilometres south of the south security gate to the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in northeastern Alberta. There were 13 people on the bus, including the driver. All of them were taken to hospitals in Cold Lake and Bonnyville to be examined and treated. Currently five people remain in hospital and continue to be treated for their injuries.

We take responsibility for all incidents involving our workers and our immediate priority is to ensure everyone who was on the bus receives the care they need, including follow-up support. The names of the people injured and the extent of their injuries are not being released publicly at this time. We’re doing everything we can to help those who were on the bus and have been in contact with all of their families.

Cenovus is engaging the appropriate authorities. The local RCMP is at the site of the crash and is conducting an investigation.

Thank you to everyone who assisted us with this emergency, especially the emergency response personnel from Cold Lake and Bonnyville. We will release further information as it becomes available or you can contact Rhona DelFrari, Cenovus’s Media Spokesperson, at 403-472-8828 or rhona.delfrari@cenovus.com.