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Norfolk drilling contractors fined £214,000

Two Norfolk-based companies have been fined a total of £214,000 with combined costs of £13,081 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the incident found that neither company had taken effective precautions to prevent work equipment, including the mast of the drilling rig, which was capable of extending to a height greater than that of the powerlines, from coming into contact them.