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Ohio hospital evacuated after boiler problem

Hospital Safety Insider, August 4, 2016

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A malfunction of the fill valve in a boiler caused excess steam to build up, impacting the pressure valve release in the boiler room, causing the temporary evacuation of Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital August 1, according to a report from WHIO-TV.

The incident, which occurred just before 3 a.m., caused staff to take 52 children from inpatient rooms to another section of the hospital and three patients from the ED to a building across the street, according to the report.

Facilities crews returned the boiler to full operation, and patients and families returned to their rooms shortly thereafter, the report said.

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