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Thursday, 6 February, 2003, 06:48 GMT
Woman dies in sugar plant accident
British sugar
Health and Safety officials are investigating the accident
A 40-year-old woman has died after being hit by a mechanical shovel at a sugar processing factory.

Officials from the Health and Safety Executive have begun an investigation into the accident at a British Sugar plant in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said the woman lived in nearby Stowmarket.

A spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Police said the accident took place at 1345 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman has not yet been named by police.


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