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York Stonemasons Fined for Health and Safety

York Stonemasons Fined for Health and Safety

5:18pm 5th February 2010

A York-based stonemasons, that pleaded guilty to breaching the the Health and Safety at Work Act, has been fined £30,000.

William Anelay Limited, based in Osbaldwick, has also been told to pay costs by York Crown Court of £6,000.

It's after two employees were left with potentially life-shortening lung diseases after using silica-based materials.

The pair were exposed to uncontrolled levels between 1994 and 2008.

HSE Inspector Julian Franklin said "Today’s verdict shows that the working practices at William Anelay Ltd were inadequate and dangerous."

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