Durham Cathedral fall death

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A STAINED glass artist was putting finishing touches to a new window at Durham Cathedral when he fell and died.

Michael Lassen, 61, from Gloucestershire, fell 20ft from a ladder and suffered a fractured skull on September 3 last year, an inquest heard.

He died on September 8, of bronchial pneumonia triggered by his head injury.

Health and Safety Executive specialist inspector Stewart Eddie said he was satisfied with the ladder and scaffolding and no prosecutions were being considered.

Verdict: accidental death.