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Salford firm fined £50,000 over dry dock death

Richard Ferris
Image caption Richard Ferris was working on his narrow boat at a dry dock when he fell

A firm has been fined £50,000 over health and safety breaches following the death of a man at a dry dock.

Richard Ferris, 61, died following a fall at The Boatyard in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 26 May 2010.

He had been working on his narrow boat when he fell head first to the concrete floor nearly 2.5m (8ft) below.

Worsley Dry Docks Ltd was issued the fine at Manchester Crown Court after admitting breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Salford firm was also told to pay £16,000 in court costs following the Health and Safety Executive investigation.

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