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Firm fined £60,000 for Fraserburgh roof death

A Fraserburgh business has been fined £60,000 after a man died when he fell through a roof.

Latvian national Nikolajs Naumovs, 57, died in August 2009 while working at premises owned by local butchery company Bruce of the Broch.

Peterhead Sheriff Court heard that his nephew managed to grab onto something and was left hanging from a wall, but Mr Naumovs fell more than 5m (16ft).

The company admitted breaching Health and Safety guidelines.

HSE principal inspector Niall Miller said: "This tragic incident could have been avoided had the work been planned properly and carried out with the correct equipment."

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