Dad's firm hit with £50k fine after son died sinking under tonnes of wheat in silo storage tank

A dad’s firm has been fined £50,000 after his own son sank under a mountain of wheat while cleaning out a storage tank.

Arthur Mason, 21, climbed inside the silo but became immersed under tonnes of grain at the farm owned by his dad Hugh Mason.

His colleagues heard his “muffled shouts” but he could not raise his head above the grain, and efforts to use a pipe to help him breath failed.

Maurice Mason Ltd was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court , having previously admitted failing to discharge its duty to ensure health, safety

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