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Nutrien fined $200,000 after worker injured after stepping on unguarded floor opening

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January 3, 2024
By OHS Canada

Compliance & Enforcement Fines Nutrien saskatchewan

Nutrien’s head office in Saskatoon. Photo: Google

Potash giant Nutrien has been fined a total of $200,000 by a Saskatchewan court after a worker was seriously injured.

The charges stemmed from an incident that took place on Sept. 20, 2021, near Rocanville, Sask., when a worker suffered a serious injury after stepping into an unguarded floor opening.

The company was fined for contravening clause 9-13 (1) (a) of the regulations (being an employer fail to ensure that any opening or hole in a floor or other work surface into which a worker could step or fall is covered with a securely installed covering that is capable of supporting a load of 360 kilograms per square metre and that is provided with a warning sign or permanent marking clearly indicating the nature of the hazard, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

It pled guilty to the charge in Moosomin Provincial Court on Dec. 19, 2023.  As a result, the court imposed a fine of $142,857.14 with a surcharge of $57,142.86, for a total amount of $200,000.

One other charge was withdrawn.



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