Maximum OH&S Penalty Issued for PotashCorp
Regina, SK: Following the death of miner Robert Tkach in September of 2008, Potash Corporation has received the maximum penalty amount under provincial oh&s legislation.

"PotashCorp was fined a total of $420,000 on March 15 after pleading guilty to one charge of failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of a worker, contrary to Section 3(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), says a statement from Saskatchewan's Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour. The fine includes the maximum penalty of $300,000, plus the maximum victim fine surcharge of $120,000, the statement says."

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