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Warning after tragedy at Corus

Issue No. 2206

Corus steel worker Thomas Standerline was crushed and killed by an overhead crane, the Unite union has revealed.

Thomas, 26, was an electrician from Burton-upon-Stather who died while on maintenance duty at Corus’ plant in Scunthorpe.

Unite said he was working on a high-level access platform, when he was trapped by an overhead crane.

The union released the details to highlight the safety issues. A Health and Safety Executive investigation continues.

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Tue 15 Jun 2010, 18:43 BST
Issue No. 2206
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