Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Dairy farm fined over fatality

Jimlee Farms Ltd. of Summerberry, Sask., was fined $80,000 after pleading guilty in the death of a farm worker from Mexico.

Jesus Helnar Zavala Gervaraa, 34, was chopping barley when his clothing got caught in a power take-off shaft that had no guard. The accident happened in November, 2020.

The farm worker is from Mexico where he is survived by his wife and two children.

 He was one of nine people working on the farm with 100 mature cows and 130 other cattle.