Chemical Fumes from Poisoned Man Disrupt Hospital Operations, Prompt ED Shutdown

April 4, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


Healthcare risk managers may be interested in an April 1, 2012, South Florida Sun Sentinel article that discusses how one hospital’s operations were disrupted by a man who attempted to commit suicide by drinking pesticide. According to the article, the man ingested malathion, a chemical commonly used to control pests on farms and around homes that kills insects by preventing their nervous systems from working properly.

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