THE Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation after a man died following a fall from a pylon in north Cumbria.

The 49-year-old, from Walsall in the West Midlands, was carrying out maintenance work on a pylon at Great Orton on Saturday when he fell about 22ft (7m).

The man, who worked for Bilfinger Industrial Services, died at the scene.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said his death was not being treated as suspicious.