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Supervisor Fined $22,500 for Migrant Workers’ Deaths

Two migrant farm workers from Jamaica were trying to fix a pump for a vinegar vat when they were overcome by the fumes. They were removed from the vat with no vital signs and later died. A supervisor pleaded guilty to one OHS violation and was fined $22,500. Charges against the farm operators were dropped [Brandon Weber, the Canadian Press, Jan. 11, 2012].