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Suncor Energy Inc. says it is standing down mine operations at an oil sands site in northern Alberta following the deaths of two workers.

Company spokeswoman Jennifer Lomas said a dozer hit a light-vehicle truck at the Fort Hills mine north of Fort McMurray about 5:30 p.m. Monday. She had no other details about the incident.

The two workers were employed by Clearstream, a company contracted for services at the site.

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Provincial investigators with Occupational Health and Safety were at the scene.

Ms. Lomas said mine operations are on hold while the deaths are examined, but critical work is continuing.

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