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Gas leak at South Miami Hospital forces evacuation, road closure

Hospital Safety Insider, May 7, 2015

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A gas leak at a South Florida hospital led to an evacuation and road closure May 5, according to a report from WSVN-TV.

According to officials quoted in the report, construction crews hit a gas line in the loading dock area at South Miami Hospital, causing the leak. The first floor of the hospital was evacuated as a result. Crews were forced to shut off the valve and shut down surrounding roads around the hospital.

Patients already inside the hospital were treated, but those arriving by ambulance to the ER were taken to other hospitals, according to the report. No visitors were allowed into the hospital while crews worked to repair the leak. Repairs were completed Tuesday night.

 



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