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Big forest fire in Västmanland: The forest contractor is sentenced to fines

2019-12-09T10:10:05.719Z

The forest contractor whose forestry machine started the big forest fire in Västmanland is sentenced to general carelessness for a fine of SEK 2.5 million. The forest company Stora Enso, for which the contractor worked, is released from the crime suspects.



It is five years since the forest fire in Västmanland broke out. On Monday, Västmanland District Court announced the judgment against the forest company Stora Enso and the forest contractor whose forest machine was running at the site where the fire started.

The two companies have constantly denied crime, but according to the prosecutor, they were negligent on the fire risk that prevailed and were guilty of general carelessness. The prosecutor wanted both companies to pay a fine of SEK 5,000,000 million.

However, the district court chooses to free Stora Enso. The court considers that criminal liability cannot be placed on the contracting company. However, at the contracting company.

The district court also believes that it is clear that it was the work of the soil preparation that caused the fire.

The text is updated

Source: svt

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