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Tesco issues compensation after woman dies following accident in store

Tesco issues compensation after woman dies following accident in store
Supermarket chain Tesco has issued compensation to the family of a woman who died after suffering injuries in one of its stores.

In 2008, Margaret Buxton was in the Long Row outlet when her leg became trapped in a sliding door, the BBC reports.

As a result of the incident, the 84-year-old suffered a large blood clot and needed a skin graft from her thigh.

She underwent surgery, but died in hospital later that year.

Her daughter, Susan Wilson, said: "The trauma that she went through shook her greatly, causing her health to deteriorate."

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Tesco - which has roots tracing back to 1919 - said the safety of its staff and customers is always its number one priority.

He went on to describe Ms Buxton's accident as "terrible" and claimed a full investigation took place at the time.

A settlement has now been reached between the firm and the deceased's relatives.