OSHA blog: Mexico City hospital explosion highlights risks

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 11, 2015

Hospitals worldwide got a wake-up call about dealing with potentially explosive and flammable substances January 29 when a tanker truck that was unloading gas at a Mexico City children’s hospital exploded, reducing the facility to rubble and killing at least three people and wounded dozens.

The truck had been filling kitchen gas tanks at the hospital, reports said, and the explosion occurred as about 110 people in the Hospital Materno Infantil Cuajimalpa were being evacuated after a leak was discovered.

We’d like to know – with the events that unfolded in Mexico City, will you be changing your protocols or doing anything to change the way hazardous substances are handled?

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