Man, 21, died after falling up to 30ft from scaffolding in Haverhill, inquest hears

The Coroners Court at Beacon House, White House Road, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

The Coroners Court at Beacon House, White House Road, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT - Credit: Archant

A 21-year-old man died after falling up to 30ft from scaffolding in Haverhill town centre, an inquest has heard.

Cameron Vasquez, of Burton End, Haverhill, died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on October 1 following the fall on September 30.

An inquest looking into the circumstances surrounding his death was opened and adjourned this morning, Monday, December 18.

Senior coroner Peter Dean said: “Cameron attended Addenbrooke’s on September 30 following a fall of 25 to 30ft from scaffolding in Haverhill Town Centre.”

A post mortem examination showed Mr Vasquez, a former Castle Manor Academy and West Suffolk College student, died as a result of a traumatic brain injury.


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Following his death, Vanessa Whitcombe, headteacher at Castle Manor Academy had paid tribute to Mr Vasquez.

She said: “Cameron is fondly remembered by staff and students at the school as a young man full of character and life. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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A spokesman for West Suffolk College added: “We are very sorry to hear of Cameron’s tragic death.

“He was a student at West Suffolk College from 2012 to 2013 and studied a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma.

“Our hearts and sympathies go out to his family and friends.”

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