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Another worker injured at Agrium potash mine

Earlier this month a 29-year old worker died a few days after being pinned between two pieces of equipment at the mine


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VANSCOY, Sask.—Another worker has been injured at the Agrium potash mine in central Saskatchewan.

Darrin Kruger, president of United Steelworkers Union Local 7552, said it happened midday August 21.

Kruger says the worker was treated at the mine near Vanscoy, then taken to a Saskatoon hospital.

He says the worker is expected to make a full recovery, but he didn’t give details about the man’s injuries.

Earlier this month, Chad Wiklun, who was 29, died a few days after being pinned between two pieces of equipment at the mine.

Kruger said workers at the mine are still dealing with his death.

“It’s a shock and we’re still recovering from the last one, we just had the funeral service less than a week ago,” he said.

Work has been idled while Agrium and Occupational Health and Safety review what happened.

This story was filed to the Canadian Press by Saskatoon radio station CKOM


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