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Hot tub Legionnaires’ deaths: £200,000 to families

By July 7, 2015May 16th, 2017Water

More than £200,000 has been awarded to families after a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

Richard Griffin, 64, William Hammersley, 79, and Harry Cadman, 71, died in the summer of 2012 while many others were affected.

A hot tub on display at the JTF warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent was the “probable source” of the outbreak, the Health Protection Agency said.

JTF declined to comment on the settlement.

Mr Griffin’s daughter, Rachel, who now lives in Cumbria, said she was relieved compensation had been agreed without the need for a court battle.

“Nothing can ever bring our dad back but we just wanted to make sure that justice was done and that there was some accountability for his death,” she said.

“I truly hope no-one ever has to go through what we have.”

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