December 9, 2015 / 8:05 PM / 3 years ago

Canadian court fines Potash Corp in mine worker's death

(Reuters) - A Canadian court has fined fertilizer producer Potash Corp of Saskatchewan POT.TO after falling earth killed a worker in its Cory, Saskatchewan, potash mine.

Potash Corp's head office in Saskatoon is pictured on November 3, 2010. REUTERS/David Stobbe

Saskatchewan provincial court in Saskatoon on Wednesday fined the company C$280,000 ($206,000) for violating health and safety laws - namely failure to control movement of geological strata - after worker Jason Shulist was killed in February 2014. Strata are layers of rock or soil.

Potash Corp spokesman Randy Burton said the company has taken several steps to prevent a recurrence, including drilling bolts into the ceiling as precautions more often than in the past. The company is also developing ground-penetrating radar to help crews predict any problems.

Potash Corp was also fined last October for a 2012 fatality, when a machine used to move ore to conveyor belts backed over a worker.

Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Matthew Lewis

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below