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14Oct93 UK: FIRM FINED FOR TWO DEATHS.

Cumbria firm Border Surfacing was fined £10,000 at Dumfries Sheriff Court last week following the electrocution of two workers on a road job near Dumfries last September.William McCubbin, 41, and William Wykes, 30, died when a tipper lorry touched 33,000 volt overhead cables while loading a paving machine.The firm pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. It allowed work to be carried out directly below or near power lines and failed to ensure that the power ...

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