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The death of a railway worker in Essex has led to Network Rail being fined £125,000 for breaching health and safety laws.
64-year-old Malcolm Slater died in 2008 when the aerial platform he was working on sheared off. Two other workers suffered lasting injuries as Serena Sandhu reports.
Network Rail has today been fined £125,000 and ordered to pay £85,000 in costs following the death of one of its wokers.
Network Rail had pleaded guilty to a major health and safety breach which resulted in the death of 64-year-old Malcolm Slater.
The 64-year-old died after falling from a raised hoist onto the railway track at Margaretting in Essex in 2008. The case was heard at Chelmsford Crown Court.