THE widow of a workman killed by a falling platform at Wembley Stadium has said she is "disgusted" by a verdict of accidental death at his inquest.

Carpenter, Patrick O'Sullivan, 54, from Ealing, died after a platform landed on him from more than 300ft while he was working on the construction of the new Wembley Stadium in January 2004.

Giving her reaction to yesterday's ruling at Hornsey Coroner's Court, Mary O'Sullivan, 58, Mr O'Sullivan's widow, said: "We've waited almost four years for this and I am disgusted with the verdict."

During the hearing, the jury heard how the platform fell from a tower at the Wembley site after a crane carrying a concrete skip snagged on it.

The impact brought the platform crashing to the ground.

Steelworker David Bailey told the court how he heard concrete pouring out of the skip and saw construction workers running out of the way.

He said: "It was the noise that I heard. It was a loud thunderous noise. When I turned around I saw the concrete was falling pretty quickly out of the skip. Then the tower just fell off the top of the core and very very quickly hit the deck.

"As it landed I saw Paddy and Ray. I thought they were right underneath it."

Mr O'Sullivan, who was originally from Cork in the Irish Republic, suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene, the inquest heard.

A memorial to Mr O'Sullivan, who died in January 2004, was unveiled at the 90,000-seater stadium earlier this month.

It took the jury less than an hour to reach its unanimous decision.

The Health and Safety Executive is conducting an investigation into Mr O'Sullivan's death.