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Alcoholic died after stairs fall in Darwen
8:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
A POLISH worker living in Darwen died after he fell down the stairs at home, an inquest heard.
Dariusz Uzarski, 39, had been drinking heavily in the days leading up to his death on June 19, the court was told. The machine operator’s housemate, Joachim Kwiatkowski, gave a statement which was read out by Blackburn Coroner Michael Singleton, at the hearing in the town. He said Mr Uzarski was an alcoholic, and had drunkenly fallen down the stairs at his Anyon Road home twice the day before he died.
On the first occasion, he was helped up, and the second time managed to get to his feet by himself.
However, on the afternoon of June 19, Mr Kwiatkowski returned home from work to find Mr Uzarski lying dead at the bottom of the stairs. Empty vodka bottles were strewn around the house, but it was secure and there was no sign of a disturbance, police found.
A post mortem examination found Mr Uzarski died from a severe brain injury, and had 159mg of alcohol in his blood, more than twice the legal limit for driving. An accidental death verdict was recorded.