South East Wales

Cable cut at Cwmcarn school death scene, pre-inquest hears

Cwmcarn High School
Image caption James Paul had been working to remove asbestos from Cwmcarn High School

A cut electric cable was found at a Caerphilly secondary school where an asbestos removal worker died, a pre-inquest hearing was told.

Investigators found a Stanley knife near where James Paul, 26, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, was working at Cwmcarn High School in July 2013.

A previous hearing at Newport Coroner's Court heard Mr Paul could have been electrocuted.

Gwent coroner David Bowen will hold a week-long jury inquest on 27 June.

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