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At least 9 fired, 29 suspended after patient’s arm broken

An investigation has found that dozens of staff members at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital either abused a patient or witnessed the abuse that led up to the man’s arm being broken as staff struggled to restrain him.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports a summary report on an investigation into the June 2014 incident showed that of the 43 staff members cited, 23 received 5-day suspensions, six were suspended for 10 days, nine were fired and five either resigned or were no longer employed at the time of the investigation.

Among the 43 staff members, one doctor received a 5-day suspension and another resigned.

The hospital has been under scrutiny over safety since the death of a patient last year that was not properly reported to state authorities.  (AP)

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