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Firms fined after worker's death
Two Wiltshire companies have been fined after admitting safety breaches which resulted in the death of a worker.

TH White Installations of Devizes and RF Stratton and Company, owners of Manor Farm, Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire, were fined 35,000 each.

Swindon Crown Court heard on Friday that engineer Timothy Kynaston, 50, fell eight metres through a rooflight while working at the farm in 2004.

He fell from a walkway which had no safety measures in place, it was said.

Health and Safety Inspector Andy Shaw said: "Employers need to be aware of the dangers and take appropriate action to reduce the risks before an incident occurs.

"There is a great deal of help and guidance available to help companies get it right and a relatively small investment in good safety measures could not only save lives but also save money in the long run, especially in terms of sickness absence and enforcement action."


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