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Irma nursing home tragedy: How could this happen? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
Several days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across Florida, nine residents from one of its nursing homes died.
The deaths were not caused by flooding, high winds or a building collapse, but by room temperatures that went from hot to oppressive and finally to fatal after a transformer powering their cooling system failed. The first question that came to my mind was, “How could this have happened?”
The tragic events at the nursing home
The tragedy came to light following multiple calls to fire rescue crews from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during the early morning hours of Sept. 13. The first, at about 3 a.m., involved a patient in cardiac arrest. The second emergency call an hour later prompted fire officials to call the State Department of Children and Families to report their concern.