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Investigation Clears Duke Hospital Of Wrongdoing In Infant Burning Accident

Posted August 6, 2003 4:58 a.m. EDT

— A federal investigation has cleared Duke University Hospital of any wrongdoing in an accident that burned an infant.

A small fire broke out during a medical procedure in June and an infant was burned over 5 percent of his body.

Investigators say everything that should have been done was done correctly and the report states the fire was a "random" incident.

The incident happened while the hospital was already under scrutiny. In February, Jesica Santillan died after receiving a heart and lungs of the wrong blood type.