Worker hurt at Lallemand Cornwall processing plant

The Lallemand yeast processing plant on Wallrich Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a worker was badly hurt at the plant on Thursday. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating after a worker was badly hurt at a Cornwall yeast processing plant.

An employee at Lallemand on Wallrich Avenue was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital with head injuries Thursday, according to a friend of the victim.

“The ministry is aware of the incident that occurred on December 1, 2022. An inspector has been assigned,” Ministry of Labour spokeswoman Anu Dhar said in a statement to Cornwall Newswatch.

Lallemand began operating the plant at 540 Wallrich Avenue in 2019, which it bought after Sensient Flavors closed its operations.

The Montreal based company spent over $1 million on the plant in 2020.

An email to Lallemand Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Roberto Blanc, requesting comment was not returned.

The Lallemand yeast processing plant on Wallrich Avenue in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a worker was badly hurt at the plant on Thursday. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)