A worker who was seriously injured at a potash mine in Saskatchewan has died.
Todd Steen, general manager of the Agrium mine near Vanscoy, Sask., confirms that Chad Wiklun died late Wednesday night.
Steen says words can’t describe the loss felt by Wiklun’s co-workers because they were like a family.
Wiklun was 29 and married with two young daughters.
Steen says the United Steelworkers Union local has set up a trust fund for the girls and Agrium will match employees’ donations.
An investigation is underway to determine how Wiklun became pinned between two pieces of machinery while working underground early Monday morning.