Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Farm Worker Seriously Injured

By Fadi Didi

Worker had both legs amputated above the knee after being stuck in a potato conveyor for 2 hours.

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A 62-year-old Mexican migrant worker, Jesus Flores, had both legs amputated above the knee at a Hamilton Hospital after being stuck in a potato conveyor for two hours.

The worker at Brenn-B Farms Ltd., got stuck in the machine back on November 3rd.

Flores was conscious when he was brought to the hospital.

Ministry of Labour officials say their investigation is ongoing.

Farm co-owner Shawn Brenn says Flores has been working there for 15 years.

As a migrant worker, Flores will have his medical expenses paid for by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board.


Organic producers and consumers are invited to take part in consultations about an organic standard for the province.

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones says anyone concerned about organic products should participate in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs sessions.

There is a Webnar session on Thursday (Dec. 7th) from 9:30am until 10:30am.

You can register by emailing [email protected]

Jones says in 2009, the Federal government adopted the Canada Organic Standard.

However, there is no provincial regulation for organic product, meaning anyone is free to use the term ‘organic’.

Jones says the Ministry’s consultation is an important step towards adopting an Ontario an organic standard, through her private members bill.

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