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Sawmill fined £200,000

A Herefordshire sawmill company was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £ 22,016 after worker was fatally injured, whilst removing wood debris, when a lift conveyor collapsed on top of him. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company had failed to assess the risks associated with the cleaning operation or to provide a suitable system of work for removing debris from beneath the raised lift conveyor.