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Employee injured : Electric shock causes temporary production stoppage at Beauceville plant

Longueuil, September 4 – An employee was injured by an electric shock at approximately 5:10 a.m. this morning at Agropur’s Beauceville plant and was taken to hospital by ambulance. This employee, a certified electrical mechanic, was discharged from hospital soon afterwards.

The fire department and police were called to the scene and employees were evacuated. The incident caused a power outage but no other physical damage to the facility.

Agropur is cooperating fully with the CNESST to investigate the causes of this incident. In the meantime, every effort is being made to safely resume operations at the plant as soon as possible.

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