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Heat-related death at Carolina nursing home

By July 5, 2012Neglect

105 degree temperatures and a broken air conditioner resulted in the death of an elderly woman at Majestly Health & Rehab of Easley in Spartanburg County, S.C.

One of the three wings at the facility was without its normal air conditioning. The resident collapsed after a long day in the heat.

The victim’s niece attested that the home seemed “hot” and she saw no air conditioners in the resident’s rooms, according to WSPA.

“That’s not the first time I went to visit her and it was hot,” she said.

The home released a statement saying it has “taken additional steps to ensure all of the residents here are properly hydrated and as a cool as possible in this heat.”

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