School fined £100,000 for health and safety breach

Guilty plea: Stonyhurst College was prosecuted at Preston Crown Court

Guilty plea: Stonyhurst College was prosecuted at Preston Crown Court

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An historic Lancashire private school has been fined £100,000 over health and safety failings after one of its stonemasons developed a potentially fatal lung disease.

The 55-year-old from West Derby, near Liverpool, who has asked not to be named, was employed by Stonyhurst College for almost 12 years where he was exposed to high levels of silica dust.

He was diagnosed with silicosis in July 2011 – four months before being made redundant by the Clitheroe college.

 

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