Inquest into the death of PEARCE, Heather Diane
The bathroom unit was a three-metre diameter concrete water tank, converted and sold\r\nas a bathroom, purchased by Mr Pearce’s father in about 1996. He installed an\r\ninstantaneous gas hot water heater, without a flue, and did the plumbing. He covered\r\nthe outlet at the top of the heater, apparently designed to accommodate a flue, with a\r\nmetal plate. Mr Grantley Pearce played no part in that, and does not know exactly why\r\nhis father did not install a flue, or why he placed the plate on top of the heater.\r\nMr Pearce senior died some years ago.
David Richard Latimer Whittle, State Coroner on 02/11/2020