22 February 2010
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.