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Aberdeen firm fined £96,000 for Moray crush death

A firm has been fined £96,000 after a worker was crushed to death under a mechanical digger in Moray.

Arthur Jamieson, 58, of Aultmore, near Keith, died after the accident in Dufftown in November 2008.

Aberdeen-based quarry firm Leiths Scotland Limited was fined at Elgin Sheriff Court on Monday after admitting breaching health and safety laws.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Mr Jamieson's death could have been avoided.

The digger was raised on a ramp but its rear wheels were not properly secured, and it rolled backwards, crushing Mr Jamieson's chest.

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