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A British worker was crushed to death at a construction site when tons of bricks, concrete and scaffolding collapsed, burying him

A BRIT worker was crushed to death at a construction site after “several tons” of bricks, concrete and scaffolding fell on him.

Stonemason Alistair Bidmead had been working on the facade of a high school in Sydney, Australia, on Friday when the building collapsed.

Alistair Bidmead was horribly crushed by

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Alistair Bidmead was horribly crushed by “several tons” of bricks, concrete and scaffoldingSource: Facebook/@alistair.bidmead.1
The stonemason was working on the facade of Fort St High School in Sydney when the building collapsed

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The stonemason was working on the facade of Fort St High School in Sydney when the building collapsedRecognition: .

He had just restored the third floor of the main building at the 170-year-old Fort St High School in Petersham when tragedy struck.

Alistair, originally from the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, was buried under the rubble after it collapsed just before 11.30am.

The trained craftsman is said to have died immediately after being hit by a sandstone concrete slab weighing several tons.

According to 9News, some of Alistair’s horrified work colleagues watched as their pal was buried by the heavy materials.

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The stonemason, who owned Bidmead & Co, based in Fairlight on Sydney’s North Beaches, could not be revived.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Michael Corlis announced he had died at the scene.

He said: “His injuries were [such] he could not be revived… unfortunately there was nothing we could do.”

Fire and Rescue NSW Adam Dewberry said it will be a “complex operation to recover the person”.

He continued, “The students were removed from the area and cared for.

“One of our firefighters took the time to speak to a colleague to make sure he was okay.”

Five hours after the devastating incident, a crane arrived to remove the heavy concrete slab and bulky debris and recover Alistair’s body.

He was found among shattered scaffolding and rubble.

A facade is believed to have detached from the structure before collapsing onto it.

A parent of a student at the school said: “It’s so sad that’s why I went to pick up my son and take him home and comfort him.”

Alistair was a classically trained stonemason who started a business focused on restoration work on historic buildings.

The craftsman also liked to build new masonry.

He has been in the business for over 16 years running and managing projects in Australia and the UK.

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The Department of Education and the school declined to comment.

A crime scene has been set up with an investigation by police and Safe Work Australia.

The Briton had worked in his profession in both Australia and Great Britain

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The Briton had worked in his profession in both Australia and Great BritainSource: Facebook/@alistair.bidmead.1
His horrified work colleagues are said to have witnessed the devastating incident

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His horrified work colleagues are said to have witnessed the devastating incidentSource: Facebook/@alistair.bidmead.1

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