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.