Alastair Bidmead: Stonemason who died in Sydney school tragedy identified

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

Reports emerged around 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 remain to be confirmed, but The Daily Telegraph reported that Mr Bidmead was trapped under tons of rubble.

It is understood that the third floor facade came loose when Mr Bidmead was working there.

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

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