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Inquiry into sugar factory death
Sugar plant
The plant processes 1.85 million tonnes of sugar beet annually
The family of a worker who died in an accident at a British Sugar processing plant in Suffolk may have to wait months before they know exactly what happened.

Lorraine Waspe, 40, from Great Finborough near Stowmarket, was hit by a mechanical shovel at the Bury St Edmunds plant in February.

Her death was not treated as suspicious.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) began an investigation immediately following the incident.

But they said that in industrial cases, it is not unusual for their investigations to last up to a year.

The HSE told BBC Radio Suffolk that there is no date fixed for an inquest into the incident.

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