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Haulage company fined over death

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The HSE said Mr Hutchison's death was "entirely preventable"

A haulage company has been fined for breaking safety rules after one of its drivers died in a fall from his tanker.

Glasgow-based Carntyne Transport was ordered to pay 5,000 following the death of 57-year-old James Hutchinson from Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire.

The body of Mr Hutchinson was found by two farm workers in February last year.

It is thought he fell three metres from the top of the tanker after setting some valves for the delivery of animal feed.

There was no safety rail on the driver's side of the tanker.

The company was fined at Cupar Sheriff Court after admitting failing to provide a safe place or safe system of work.

Robert Fraser from the Health and Safety Executive said: "Mr Hutchinson's death was entirely preventable and arose from the clear failure to carry out a risk assessment and ensure there was safe access to the top of the vehicle."


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