The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power when its electric transformer that powered its air conditioning system was damaged.

 

Police on Monday arrested three employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 residents died due to heat in 2017 after the building lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma.

The three employees, including two nurses, turned themselves in after arrest warrants were issued over the weekend. Four people were issued warrants, defense attorneys David Frankel and Lawrence Hashish told NBC News.

The lawyers say they expect their clients to face charges of manslaughter. The lawyers also said do not know if the third nurse facing charges had turned herself in.

A total of 14 residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died when the electric transformer that powered its air conditioning system was damaged Sept. 10, 2017, as the hurricane swept through the area.

Source: NBC News

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