'Higher-than-acceptable risk' of safety posed by Holyoke Soldiers' Home failure to do inspections: state audit

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Safety inspections were done but the documentation was "misfiled" or "could not be located," according to a state audit of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. HOLYOKE -- Fire extinguishers? No. Elevators? No. Emergency lighting and dormitories? No and no. A state audit said Thursday that the Holyoke Soldiers' Home put residents at risk because the facility failed to document whether inspections were done of everything from fire extinguishers and elevators to emergency lighting and dormitories. "Without required inspections and testing of this type of equipment being performed and documented, there is a higher-than-acceptable risk of equipment malfunction or failure, which could create safety issues," said the 16-page document...

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'Higher-than-acceptable risk' of safety posed by Holyoke Soldiers' Home failure to do inspections: state audit

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