Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsOdor

Odor at hospital birthing center traced to leaky valve

January 24, 2008

An unknown odor which forced the relocation of personnel from Washington County Hospital's birthing center early this morning was traced to an old steam humidifier system with a leaky valve, hospital spokeswoman confirmed at 9:49 a.m.

The odor prompted a response from Hagerstown firefighters and hazardous materials personnel, all trying to find out what it was and where it was coming from.

The incident was first reported at 6:25 a.m. The investigation was concluded at 9:05 a.m. and turned over to hospital personnel.

That part of the second-floor birthing center was closed and personnel were moved to another part of the unit, said Maureen Theriault, hospital spokeswoman.

Advertisement

"There was little disruption for people," Theriault said, noting that the leaky valve is being repaired.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|