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More details emerge on Syncrude injuries

PHOTO. A 2011 photo of Syncrude's production facility at the Mildred Lake site. File photo.

Occupational Health and Safety has cleared the scene of a fire at Syncrude that injured two workers.

It says the workers were sprayed with bitumen after opening a valve, causing minor burns.

They were conducting a routine valve test and the bitumen didn’t catch fire until after they had left the scene.

Coker 8-1 remains shut down, and the Calgary Herald reports that production is down 100,000 barrels per day as a result.

That unit had been down for maintenance in February.

There’s still no word as to when the unit will be restarted.