An elderly man aged 87 has died after the lift he was using in a care home in Urmston collapsed.
Shortly before 2pm on January 30, police were called to reports that the elderly man had died after being brought to Salford Royal Hospital from the care home.
The man’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and the safety of residents and staff is a priority for all agencies involved in the investigation.
Representatives from GMP, the fire service and COC, and members of Trafford Council safeguarding team met with families of current residents on Tuesday to provide information on the action taken to ensure the care and welfare of residents.
Detective Chief Constable Paul Parker of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “I can confirm that we have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man following an incident at a care home in Urmston.
“This is a complex joint investigation and it will take some time to establish what caused the lift to collapse.
“If anybody has information that they believe could assist us then we would ask they contact Trafford police on the numbers below.
A spokesman for Trafford Council said:” Trafford Council is aware of the incident and is aiding police in their investigation as well as supporting the home to manage needs of the residents during this difficult time.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.