St Mawes scaffolder's death fall investigated

  • 30 July 2013
  • From the section Cornwall

The death of a man who fell from scaffolding at a house in Cornwall is being investigated.

Roger Stoddern, 47, from Bugle, was working on the scaffolding at Upper Bohella House in St Mawes last month when the accident happened.

He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, but died from his injuries two weeks later.

The investigation will be carried out by Devon and Cornwall Police with the Health and Safety Executive.

'Good brother'

Mr Stoddern fell from the roof of Upper Bohella House, some time between 10:15 and 11:00 BST on Monday 24 June.

Det Con Mark Jenkin said: "Police are trying to establish what happened and would like anyone who may have photographs of the scaffolding from this property, taken around the date of the incident, to get in touch."

Mr Stoddern's sister, Jackie Stoddern, paid tribute to her brother who she described as a "lovely man".

"He'd worked on building sites all his days - sometimes as a plasterer and sometimes doing scaffolding," she told BBC News.

"He was a good brother and a lovely man and he had a lot of friends who'll miss him."

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