Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan fined $150,000

Workplace injury at Nutrien Rocanville Mine Mill

Saskatchewan company Nutrien Ltd. pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Moosomin Provincial Court on September 17, 2020.

The company, operating as Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(c) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment including the provision of any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).  One other charge was withdrawn.

article continues below

The company was fined $107,142.85 plus a surcharge of $42,857.15.

Charges resulted from an incident that occurred on August 2, 2018, at the Nutrien Rocanville Mine Mill.  A worker experienced serious injuries while working on a solid bowl centrifuge (a machine used to separate substances that are mixed together).

Employers are required to provide safe and healthy workplaces, and must provide information, training and experience necessary for employees to perform their jobs safely.  For more information about workplace health and safety training and resources, visit www.worksafesask.ca or contact an industry safety association.

To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division at the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).

© Copyright Yorkton This Week

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Yorkton This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Flu Shot POLL

Will you be getting a flu shot this year?

or  view results

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Popular Yorkton News