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Hospital reevaluating its railings

Hospital Safety Insider, February 10, 2011

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An Ontario hospital is looking closely at its railing design after a man died February 3 after jumping from the top floor.

North Bay Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada, is questioning the height of the glass railings, which come up to an adult’s waist height. While the hospital investigates the issue, furniture has been moved away from the railings, more security guards put in place, and unit doors are locked during slow hours, reports North Bay Nugget.

Read more on what the hospital is doing following this incident.



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