Dryer action after deaths

A medical examiner said a clothes dryer manufacturer that must intervene after two men were killed in a fire.

Bernard hender, 19, and Doug McTavish, 39, died in a flat in Llanrwst, Conwy county, in the month of October 2014.

David Lewis, who conducted the investigation at the beginning of this year, said that the cause of the fire was probably an electrical fault in the dryer.

Since then he has published a “report to prevent future deaths”, that calls on Whirlpool to make changes.
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The inquiry heard conflicting to determine if the dryer was to blame.

But in his report, Mr Lewis said that the fire was caused”, on the basis of the probability of an electrical fault with the door switch on the dryer.

It is also said that the producers were aware of a “significant number” of fires associated with similar products, and the door switch assembly has been used in “hundreds of thousands” of Whirlpool appliances.

But he was not sure that the company risk assessments “fully identified or appreciated the risk, and the fire and its potential consequences.

Mr Lewis said: “My impression was that at least some of the evidence by those who are called at the request of the hot Tub, defensive and dismissive in nature.”

He also said that he was concerned that the approach of the company was an “obstacle” for the identification of measures to prevent future fires.

The report was sent to the families of Mr hotel has a restaurant, and Mr. McTavish, as well as Whirlpool, which has 56 days until the Day of santo stefano to respond.

The company has said that its response must explain what action he has taken.

In a statement issued after the inquest, Whirlpool extended its “deepest condolences” to the families and friends of Mr hotel has a restaurant and Mr McTavish.

“Safety is always our number one priority. We treat all incidents extremely seriously and we have a solid process that continually reviews the safety of all of our products,” said the spokesman.

“We can read and carefully consider the coroner’s findings in this case.”