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Appeals court clears Viterra in 2011 death of grain-terminal worker

From CBC/Radio-Canada:

Saskatchewan’s highest court has dismissed an appeal against a Regina-based agribusiness accused of negligence in the death of a worker in 2011.

Federal Crown prosecutors had charged Viterra — which has since been purchased by Glencore — with six violations of the Canada Labour Code.

On Sept. 8, 2011, a man working at a Viterra-owned grain terminal in Rosetown, Sask., was fatally smothered by grain inside a receiving pit beneath the terminal floor.

“Grain had accumulated in the pit and when the deceased stepped onto the grain he was immediately engulfed and suffocated,” Whitmore wrote.

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