Moose Jaw-area farm fined more than $32,000 for safety violations

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Moose Jaw Provincial Court

D.M. Bryan Farms Ltd. has pleaded guilty to three counts under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and been fined $32,200 in Moose Jaw Provincial Court.

The company was charged after a July 27, 2009, incident in which its worker, Tarivona Mutsengi, was killed after entering a grain bin to knock down grain that may have adhered to the sides of the bin.

D.M. Bryan Farms Ltd. pleaded guilty to the following charges:

• Failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of a worker at work;

• Failure to ensure where a worker was permitted to work in a confined space, that there was a safe entrance to and exit from that space; and

• Failure to ensure that all practicable emergency arrangements were made for the rescue of a worker and for the prompt provision of supportive measures, first aid, medical attention, and any other measures there were appropriate where there was risk to the worker of asphyxiation.

Six other charges against the company were stayed.

Organizations: D.M. Bryan Farms

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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