Stonemason who died in Sydney school tragedy identified

Stonemason who died in Sydney school tragedy identified

A man who tragically died while working at a Sydney school has been identified as British stonemason Alastair Bidmead.

Reports emerged about 11am on Friday that a man had died after falling from the third floor of Fort Street High School, on Sydney’s northern beaches.

The man has since been identified as Mr Bidmead, who owned and ran Bidmead and Co.

The exact circumstances of his death are yet to be confirmed, but The Daily Telegraph have reported that Mr Bidmead was trapped beneath tonnes of rubble.

It is understood the facade of the third floor broke away when Mr Bidmead was working on it.

Mr Bidmead, originally from the Cotswalds in England, had been working as a stonemason for more than 20 years.

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