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Inquest investigates death of man killed by faulty stairlift

An inquest is taking place at Westminster Coroner's Court into the death of a 79 year-old man from Mitcham who died when his stairlift failed.

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Coroner rules 'catastrophic failure' lead to two deaths because of faulty stairlifts

George Bathmaker died after his stairlift broke. Credit: Bathmaker family

A coroner has ruled that the deaths of two men who died after their stairlifts broke were 'accidental'. George Bathmaker from Mitcham and James Bell from Ramsgate both fell down steps after inadequate welds on the lifts fractured

The manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has accepted responsibility and has taken steps to ensure the failures cannot happen again.

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