Worker hurt at Olymel plant

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information, including clarification on the time. The accident happened at 3 a.m. on Thursday, not “Wednesday night” as the CBC had reported.

CORNWALL – The Ministry of Labour is looking into a case where a woman was injured overnight at the city’s Olymel plant.

The 22-year-old woman was seriously injured when her hand got caught in some machinery at the plant, according to CBC News.

She is being treated at the trauma center in Ottawa.

Janet Deline, spokesman for the Ministry of Labour, told Cornwall Newswatch they were notified this morning about the accident, which happened around 3 a.m. (Thursday).

One ministry inspector has went to the plant. “They have not issued any orders at this time and the investigation is ongoing,” she said.

Olymel, at 2330 Industrial Park Drive, processes bacon and ham products.