Tradies contracting lung disease from deadly practice

Sick tradies are taking their fight to the government, urging a crackdown on deadly practices in the stonemasonry industry.

Gary Moratti, 49, has worked with stone for 35 years – mostly artificial since it was introduced to Australia 15 years ago.

He said the artificial stone was brought in “without telling anybody how dangerous it really is”.

Mr Moratti was diagnosed with silicosis in 2017. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain and skin lesions. Read more

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