ALARMED residents living in a new Bedfont housing development rocked by the recent death of a young woman have intensified their 'fight for justice'.
Dozens of people living in the newly-built Barratt Homes housing complex in Wooldridge Close are considering launching individual lawsuits following the tragedy.
Elouise Littlewood, 26, died from suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on February 28 while flatmate Simon Kilby remains in intensive care in West Middlesex Hospital.
Residents have been told gas inspectors have since found faults with as many as 60 other boilers and gas systems in the same block.
Both Barratt Homes and Notting Hill Housing have refused to confirm the figure.
Residents have formed an action group to pursue those responsible in the courts for the stress and disruption caused by the incident.
Jasmin Solomon, 22, said: "Around 50 of us held a meeting with two solicitors' firms last week who said we have a strong case. We are yet to establish who's exactly at fault here, but we will fight for justice."
Last week Notting Hill Housing - which sold the flats to residents - said under the terms of its contract with Barratt, the boilers and heating systems are the developer's responsibility.
Barratt Homes had not commented as we went to press.
Meanwhile fellow resident Ricky Wright, 41, has revealed medical tests carried out on March 7 show a high level of CO in his blood.
The Chronicle reported two weeks ago how an inspector said his boiler was 'a danger to life and property'.
Non-smoker and fitness fanatic Mr Wright - who has complained of suffering from headaches and ill health since moving into his flat last November - recorded a CO level of 9.1 per cent.
His GP, Dr John Stride told the Chronicle the 'reference range' used for such tests is less than two per cent for non-smokers, less than eight per cent for smokers, while greater than 20 per cent is considered toxic.
"I was initially surprised but the National Poisoning Centre said such figures could be normal and down to living in a polluted area," he added.
The concerned Ealing Council worker - who is off work due to stress - is awaiting the results of further tests.
He has also instructed Twickenham-based solicitors Stone Rowe Brewer to begin a personal injury claim against Barratt Homes.
The Health & Safety Executive confirmed it had concluded its on-site investigation but was continuing to probe the death of Ms Littlewood and safety issues at Bedfont Lakes.