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WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Offences and enforcement - Appeals and judicial review - Offences - Failure to provide training or instruction - Failure to supervise

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the defendant, Viterra Inc. (Viterra), on six offences under the Canada Labour Code related to the death of a worker. Viterra owned and operated a grain terminal. In 2011, a worker entered a grain receiving pit in the terminal to address a blockage. He was engulfed in grain and died of suffocation. Viterra was charged with failure to provide proper instructions, training and supervision to ensure the worker's health and safety, and failure to advise the employee of...