Patient Dies in Scalding Water

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Tuesday, March 21 2006 Mar 21, 2006 Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:58:34 PM CST March 21, 2006 in News
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The state confirmed that the man died last week, six days after suffering severe burns from a bath at Northwest Habilitation Center in suburban St. Louis. The patient's identity was not released. An initial investigation points to staff neglect and a problem with the water system's temperature control function. A state spokesman says personnel action is being taken against more than one person. Northwest Habilitation Center is part of the three-campus St. Louis Developmental Disabilities Treatment Centers.

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