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Fatal blast mill owner fined £12,000 after admitting health and safety offence

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The owner of a mill where an explosion killed four workers has avoided jail but been fined £12,000 after admitting a health and safety offence.

The blast at the wood mill in Bosley, Cheshire, on July 17 2015, killed cleaner Dorothy Bailey, 62, maintenance fitter Derek William Barks, known as Will, 51, mill worker Derek Moore, 62, and chargehand Jason Shingler, 38, whose body was never recovered.

Handing mill owner George Boden, 65, a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Chester Crown Court on Friday, judge Mrs Justice May said he was a “totally inadequate managing director”, PA reports.

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