Napa State Hospital Slapped With $100K in Safety Fines
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued six citations totaling more than $100,000Â against Napa State Hospital. The fines stem from an October 2010 incident in which a patient allegedly killed a hospital employee. Workplace safety officials also claim patients were allowed to roam facility grounds without supervision. The state Department of Mental Health -- which oversees Napa State Hospital and other mental health facilities -- said it will appeal the citations.
- "Napa State Hospital Fined in Slaying of Worker" (Romney, Los Angeles Times, 4/14).
- "Regulators Fine Napa State Hospital $100,000 Over Death of Worker" (Jewett, California Watch, 4/13).
- "Napa State Hospital Fined $100K in Cal OSHA Probe" (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 4/13).