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Grizzly bear injures worker in Yukon

Environment Yukon and the Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board are investigating an incident involving people and a bear near Swift River in the southern Yukon.

Incident appears to involve bear defending her two cubs

Environment Yukon and the Yukon Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board are investigating an incident involving people and a bear in southern Yukon.

Environment Yukon spokesperson Nancy Campbell said the incident took place Wednesday morning near Wolf Lake, about 60 kilometres north of Swift River, Yukon.

"This does appear to be a surprise encounter with a sow with cubs, a defensive situation for the sow," she said.

"There appears to be no risk to the public from the bear involved in this incident."

Campbell said she cannot release details until the investigation is complete.

WCB spokesperson Richard Mostyn confirmed there was an injury involving a worker and a bear at the location, and that the investigation is ongoing.

No details are available on the name of the worker, who that person was working for, or the extent of that person’s injuries.

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