Convalescent Center Fined for Wheelchair Accident
Posted January 9, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST
RALEIGH — Rex Convalescent Care Centeris being fined $7,000 for anaccident November 21.
Mary Hales, 97, was in a wheelchair when she wheeled out of an unlocked door and fell six feet off of a loading dock.
Rex Convalescent Care Center says it has taken steps to correct the problem and will not contest the fine.
Hales died at the center over the holidays.