Nutrien (TSX: NTR) has received a C$200,000 fine from the Saskatchewan government for violating the province’s health and safety regulations leading to the serious injury of a worker.
On September 20, 2021, a worker stepped into an uncovered floor opening at the company’s facility near Rocanville, according to a Saskatchewan labour ministry news release.
On December 19, 2023, the Canadian potash maker pled guilty in the Moosomin provincial court to one health and safety violation.
Nutrien was given a fine of C$142,857.14 with a surcharge of C$57,142.86 for its failure “to ensure that any opening or hole in a floor or other work surface into which a worker could step or fall is covered,” the government release said.
Specifically, the company contravened a clause for “failing to install a 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.”
One other charge was withdrawn, the government also said.
Rocanville is one of six potash operations owned by Nutrien, currently the world’s largest producer of the crop input.