10/21/2014 05:48 EDT | Updated 12/21/2014 05:59 EST

PotashCorp pleads guilty in Allan mine worker's death

PotashCorp pleaded guilty today to failing to provide a safe work environment, in the death of 28-year-old Chris Reid.

It happened in June, 2012 at the Allan mine east of Saskatoon.

A company spokesperson said Reid was trapped under equipment that moves raw ore to the main conveyor belt. The remote stop was not triggered or pushed.

A company spokesperson said since Reid's death new safety measures have been introduced, including a remote stop that workers can wear.

PotashCorp must pay a total of $280,000 in fines and surcharges.