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Stonemasons fined after workers suffer long-term lung damage

HSE is warning employers who work with silica-based materials to take correct safety precautions after two employees were left with potentially life-shortening lung diseases.

York-based stonemasons William Anelay Limited, of Murton Way, Osbaldwick, York, today (5 November) pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £6,000 by York Crown Court.

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