Nutrien has been fined $150,000 for a workplace incident that left an employee seriously injured at its Rocanville potash mine in 2018.
Nutrien, operating as Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., pleaded guilty in Moosomin Provincial Court on Sept. 17 to contravening Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, according to a news release issued by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety on Thursday.
Nutrien was fined $107,142.85, plus a surcharge of $42,857.15.
The incident happened on Aug. 2, 2018 when a worker was seriously injured while working on a solid bowl centrifuge, a machine used to separate substances that are mixed together.
Under the clause, Nutrien failed 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One other charge was withdrawn.
According to Saskatchewan’s labour laws, employers are required to provide safe and healthy workplaces, and must provide information and training so employees can do their jobs safely.
More information about workplace health and safety training and resources can be found at www.worksafesask.ca.