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Wednesday 13th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

THE price of a worker’s life was set at a measly £200,000 by magistrates yesterday following the death of a rail maintenance worker who was hit by a train, writes Peter Lazenby.

Lincoln magistrates’ court imposed the fine on super-rich Carillion Construction Ltd for breaching health and safety laws.

Scott Dobson was carrying out maintenance work on a stretch of railway near Saxilby in Lincolnshire on December 4 2012. Carillion failed to ensure that both sections of line had been shut down.

Mr Dobson, from Doncaster, was hit by a train and killed.

Rail union RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “A fine of £200,000 to a giant company like Carillion is peanuts and will be written off as petty cash.

“This is a pathetic and wholly inadequate penalty for a series of corporate errors that led to the wholly avoidable death of Scott Dobson.”




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