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Scots whisky giant Chivas Brothers fined £50k after engineer suffers horror crush injuries

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Scotch whisky giant has been fined £50,000 after an engineer was crushed by machinery in a "foreseeable accident". Chivas Brothers Ltd, which makes Chivas Regal, last month admitted breaching health and safety laws at its bottling plant in Kilmalid, Dumbarton, after the incident on February 22, 2017.

On that day, Kyle MacDonald, an engineer from the Fire Protection Group Ltd (FPG) was trapped and crushed inside a machine. The FPG also admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on August 24, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) added.

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