Newfoundland company, supervisor face charges after worker loses three fingers

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland and Labrador company is facing charges under provincial safety regulations after a worker lost three fingers while cleaning a machine.
The provincial government says Country Ribbon Inc. and a company supervisor have been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for its safety practices at its meat plant in St. John's.

The government alleges the company failed to ensure its workers and supervisors were familiar with hazards at the workplace.

It also alleges the employer failed to ensure that each piece of equipment was used according to safe work practices.

The supervisor has been charged with an alleged failure to provide precautionary instructions to protect employees.

A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday at St. John's provincial court.