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Farm partnership fined over Hawick teenager's death

A farm partnership has been fined £45,000 following the death of a teenager on a Borders farm.

Zach Fox, 19, from Hawick, died after being submerged in oilseed rape while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin.

The accident happened at Deanfoot Farm near Denholm in August 2014.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Seamore Farming admitted health and safety failures which led to the teenager's death.

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