A Coroner has accepted in full recommendations drafted by Miles Bennett, following the conclusion of an inquest into the death of Benjamin Mutthiah, who died as a result of a dwelling house fire that was caused by a Beko frost-free fridge-freezer.
Miles acted for Hertfordshire County Council's Trading Standards Service during the inquest at Barnet Coroner's Court that lasted three weeks. The Trading Standards Service were an interested party at the inquest as they were the "Home Authority" for Beko at the time of Mr Mutthiah's tragic death.
On 26th September, Her Majesty's Coroner, Andrew Walker returned a narrative conclusion, and said that he was satisfied that it was necessary to make a "regulation 28" report with recommendations for the prevention of future deaths. The Coroner indicated that he would be adopting Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service’s written submissions and recommendations in full when submitting his report.
Those recommendations included: