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OSHA investigates 3,000-pound equipment fall that injures two

A 3,000-pound piece of equipment fell onto two men in an Illinois hospital on January 19 and has spurred an investigation by (OSHA).

The accident happened at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL, where two hospital workers were injured in a narrow maintenance corridor [1], reported The Chicago Tribune. The investigation is still ongoing.

A hospital spokeswoman reported the organization is unsure of the cause of the accident and that it plans to execute all recommendations given by OSHA after the investigation.

Advocate Good Samaritan has been in the spotlight before with OSHA, in 2002 and in 1993. In 2002, OSHA inspectors found blocked doors and walkways, but the hospital was not fined. In 1993, OSHA found that workers were exposed to patients infected with tuberculosis, and were not given the appropriate number of respirators, reported The Chicago Tribune.

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