Tuesday 21 October 2014

Woman cleaning windows dies in fall

Published 09/07/2013 | 09:27

An 82-year-old woman who fell while washing windows at her fourth-floor flat was rushed to the Mater Hospital, but died from her injuries

An elderly woman has plunged to her death after slipping while cleaning her windows.

The 82-year-old was understood to be washing a window sill at her fourth-floor flat in inner city Dublin at the time.

Witnesses who saw the incident at Avondale House on North Cumberland Street called the emergency services.

Gardai said they were alerted to the accident at around 9pm on Monday.

The pensioner, believed to have fallen on to bark cuttings but who sustained serious injuries, was rushed to the Mater Hospital.

But she later died from her wounds.

Gardai said the matter was being treated as a sudden death.

While a report is being prepared for the coroner, there is no separate Garda investigation into the incident.

Press Association

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