Workers injuries lead to $32,000 fine against Saskatoon food plant

SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan food company has been fined $32,000 on charges laid after two seperate incidents resulted in serious injuries to workers.


SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan food company has been fined $32,000 on charges laid after two seperate incidents resulted in serious injuries to workers.

Bioriginal Food and Science Corp. pleaded guilty to six charges under the province's Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

The company was charged after a 26-year-old worker fell from the top of a piece of equipment at its Saskatoon plant in 2007.

Other charges were laid when a 27-year-old worker was injured by an exposed auger in January of this year.

The charges relate to the lack of supervision for the workers and unsafe conditions around the machinery and equipment that caused the injuries.

Three other charges against the company were stayed by the Crown prosecutor.