At 28, Joel struggles to breathe and doesn’t know what’s next – The Age

At 28, Joel struggles to breathe and doesn't know what's next  The Age

Joel Goldby was just 15 when he started work cutting artificial stone benchtops in Queensland. Now 28, he struggles to breathe. The young Victorian stonemason, who recruited his brother and three of his best mates into the industry, is now part of a class action after they were all diagnosed with a deadly lung disease. Joel Goldby measuring a bench.Photo: Supplied Law firm Slater and Gordon said companies that made artificial stone failed to properly warn workers about the severe health risks their products posed and how it needed to be handled to avoid serious and potentially fatal harm. T...

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