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Helicopter landing results in brief power loss at a hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, May 21, 2008

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The wind from a medical helicopter’s rotors snapped a tree branch, leading to a power outage at a medical center last week.
 
Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, MA, was forced to operate on generator power for a short time May 14, a security officer at the facility told the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester.
 
The broken tree limb took down power lines, which resulted in a small fire. The helicopter landed safely at the hospital to pick up a patient, the Telegram & Gazette reported.
 
The upcoming issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety will feature an article about helipad precautions.
 



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