Investigators probing fish plant accident in Port LaTour

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Department of Labour investigators are probing an industrial accident that saw an employee at the Ocean Trout Farms plant in Upper Port LaTour suffer a serious injury to his arm from a conveyor belt on Friday, Feb. 28.

Paramedics and firefighters from several departments were called to the scene to help the injured worker on Friday.

A department spokesperson said the injuries to the man were not life-threatening.

 The Occupational Health and Safety division of the Department of Labour is continuing its investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson said no orders have been issued to the company at this time.

 

Organizations: Department of Labour, Ocean Trout Farms, Occupational Health and Safety division

Geographic location: Upper Port LaTour

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  • Wish To Remain Anonymous.
    March 08, 2014 - 22:15

    I wish to remain anonymous. I want that to be clear. The injured man in question is a friend of mine and I presume he wouldn't like me to tell this to the media because he isn't one to make a scene or cause any drama. The machines in the plant did NOT have the safe guards on, otherwise the injury would not have happened. And there were only two people at the plant doing the cleaning shift with no safety person or supervisor. Also, the co-worker (Jessica Stonebridge) had headphones in and was nearby (A few feet away at most) at the time of the accident (again, my friend said this too me and a few others privately). He was screaming for her attention to hit the emergency stop 3-4 times before she responded, at which point his arm was/is already very badly broken to the point of puncturing through the top of his left arm and the palm of his hand being skinned by the gears of the machine. That's all i believe. if you have any questions you can e-mail me at the email provided and i will answer to the best of my ability