Walsall man dies after falling 22ft from Cumbria pylon

A 49-year-old man has died after falling from a pylon in Cumbria.

The man, from Walsall, was carrying out maintenance work on a pylon on Orton Road, Great Orton on Saturday, when he fell about 22ft (7m).

The victim, who worked for Bilfinger Industrial Services, died at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

The Health and Safety Executive said an investigation had been launched.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cumbria

Weather

Carlisle

11 °C 10 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.