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First fined

NEWS - IN BRIEF

Rail firm First Engineering was fined £200,000 at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week after a rail worker was crushed to death when a two-tonne metal sleeper fell on him from a crane.Alexander Somerville, 55, died in November 2002 when he was helping a colleague unload a lorry at First Engineering's site in Kelvinhaugh Street near Finnieston.

The company admitted health and safety breaches.