Yarmouth Sea Products fined after man fractured skull on scallop fishing boat

Yarmouth Sea Products will pay a $41,500 fine and is also required to hold two seminars on workplace safety as part of a sentence issued in Yarmouth provincial court Tuesday after an incident on board one of its fishing vessels two years ago. The company was sentenced by Judge James Burrill after pleading guilty to three charges under the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act. On June 7, 2015, Clayton Joudrey was hit in the head by a metal ring after a cable snapped aboard the Compass Rose II, a scallop fishing boat in the Bay of Fundy. Joudrey had only been working for the company for 17 days and it was his third trip on the vessel. Joudrey, then 43, suffered a fractured skull, a fractured eye socket and a broken neck. click here to read the story 18:10