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Man killed in UPM Shotton paper mill accident identified

SHOTTON, Wales (From BBC News) -- A man who died at a paper mill in Flintshire has been named as Austin Thomas from Flint.

Thomas, a contract worker, was hit by a large bucket loader at the UPM plant in Shotton at 11:30 GMT on Monday.

North Wales Police arrested the driver of the bucket loader, who was later released without charge.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating, and the firm has offered counseling to any staff affected.

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