St Albans woman died after stairs tumble inquest hears
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A ST Albans woman who tumbled down the stairs in her home died after suffering a traumatic head injury, an inquest heard last Wednesday.
Shirley Blake, aged 64, of Barnfield, Marshalswick, died at Watford Hospital on April 9 this year.
At an inquest, Herts Coroner Edward Thomas said that on the previous evening, Mrs Blake’s husband, who was upstairs, heard a crash from the staircase.
He immediately tried to revive his wife and called an ambulance.
The inquest heard that ambulance officers arrived to find him performing CPR on her.
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Mr Thomas said that Mrs Blake was in a “very, very critical situation when she arrived at hospital” and it was discovered that she had suffered a serious injury to her brain.
He recorded a verdict of accidental death, following a traumatic injury to the head, as a result of falling while walking up the stairs.
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