PotashCorp Receives Carolina Star For Superb Safe Work Environment

By: Lindsey Fry
By: Lindsey Fry

38 people across the state died in work related accidents last year, that's according to Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, who helped honor one company in Beaufort County Tuesday for creating a safe working environment.

PotashCorp in Aurora plays is the world's largest crop nutrient company and a major employer in Beaufort County. Tuesday, a special luncheon was held honoring 150 employees and employers for their hard work to improve safety at the workplace.

Commissioner Berry presented the Carolina Star along with a 12-year re-certification to PotashCorp.The Carolina Star is the highest safety recognition given by the state.

The award comes after a fatal accident on the work site in 2001. Potash safety manager, Greg Rowe says the accident was a result of unsafe work practices. Since then, the company which has about 900 employees has worked hard to improve its safety techniques.

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