Inspection by State Fire Marshal reveals 112 life and safety code violations at hospital in Burrillville

  • Source: WPRI-TV CBS 12 Providence
  • Published: 04/30/2021 12:00 AM

A two-month inspection of the Zambarano hospital found the facility out of compliance with 112 life and safety code violations, ranging from fire prevention issues to an unprotected basement pit that people could fall into “during normal use of the building.” The R.I. Office of the State Fire Marshal started inspecting the 180-bed medical unit of Eleanor Slater Hospital on March 1, and the effort quickly caught public attention after the state-run facility’s kitchens were shut down due to “unsafe conditions and practices.” Fast-forward nearly two months and the inspection found more than 100 additional code violations, which overall paint a picture of neglect in a facility where routine upkeep is lacking, according to a report obtained by Target 12. The fire safety violations are especially problematic in a facility where most of the nearly 80 patients living there cannot walk on their own.


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