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Potash company Agrium fined in Saskatoon court for serious injury to worker

The Canadian Press   

Industry

SASKATOON – The former potash company Agrium Inc. has been fined
$490,000 in a Saskatoon court for an occupational safety violation
that resulted in serious injuries to a worker.

Agrium pleaded guilty in provincial court to failing to provide a
safe working environment for its employees.

A second charge under Occupational Health and Safety regulations
was withdrawn.

A worker at Agrium’s mine near Vanscoy, Sask., was seriously hurt
in August 2016 when a cable that had not been secured to a conveyor
belt struck him in the abdomen.

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Agrium officially merged with Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp in
January to form global potash producer and fertilizer company
Nutrien.

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