A mining company says a contractor at one of its sites in northern Saskatchewan is in hospital after he was mauled by a wolf.
Cameco says the 26-year-old victim was on his lunch break at the Cigar Lake uranium mine early Monday morning when the wolf made the unprovoked attack.
Company spokesman Rob Gereghty says security guards scared the animal away.
The worker was airlifted to a Saskatoon hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Gereghty said security and employees on site have been put on alert and all personnel have been told they must use vehicles to get around the area until further notice.