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Nursing home reprimands workers over fatal fall

Two workers with Divine Providence Health Center are being retrained in company procedure after an investigation found they failed to properly strap a resident into a mechanical lift. The 84-year-old woman fell as a result and suffered fatal head injuries.
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Two workers with Divine Providence Health Center are being retrained in company procedure after an investigation found they failed to properly strap a resident into a mechanical lift. The 84-year-old woman fell as a result and suffered fatal head injuries.

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