N.C. healthcare facility's burst pipes cause ceiling to fall in patient's room

Three lines in the sprinkler system of the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation facility ruptured

By Healthcare Facilities Today
January 30, 2014

Pipes burst at a healthcare facility in Burgaw, N.C.,  recently, causing the ceiling to collapse in a patient's room, according to an article on the WECT website

Officials said that three lines in the sprinkler system of the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation facility ruptured causing water to come flowing out, according to the article.

The sprinkler system were turned off until the rupture was repaired, until then the facility staff did fire checks. Every 15 minutes, a staff member visited every room.

According to Carrie Payne, a representative from Huntington, the facility staff struggled with the cold weather.

Residents in 8 to 10 rooms had to be relocated during the incident.  Two residents were taken to the hospital as a precaution

After the collapse, the facility staff worked to get ahead of the cold weather, gathering extra heaters and planning for the week ahead. 

Read the article.




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