Monday, May 21, 2007


Cleaner drowns in bucket

‘A window cleaner drowned in his own bucket after collapsing.

Mark Fairhurst, 35, was found with his head in the pail by a customer.

The dad of one collapsed due to a heart condition — but a post mortem showed the cause of death was drowning, an inquest heard.

Customer Elizabeth Bebe, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, told the hearing: “I came home that evening and went outside to hang some washing at the back when I saw a ladder propped up against the wall.

“I then saw Mark lying motionless on the ground, with his arms tucked in and his head tilted inside the bucket.

“It looked like he had been in that position for some time.”‘

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