Absentmindedness could be to blame for explosion

Plant operator suspended without pay after serious safety violation
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/28/2013

The dangerous vapour cloud Scott Grant caused at Interprovincial Cooperative in January 2012 continues to cast a shadow over his career.

At the time of the incident Grant was working at the company’s Winnipeg, Man., formulation plant as an operator.

Grant’s primary function as an operator is to formulate herbicides and pesticides from raw materials. On Jan. 25, 2012, he was formulating a herbicide commonly known as Maverick III. Maverick III is composed of dimethylamine 60 per cent solution (commonly called DMA), glyphosate acid (referred to as "technical") and large quantities of water.