After a three year investigation, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has announced that it is making arrests in connection with a 2009 hyperbaric chamber explosion and fire that killed a 4-year-old boy and his 62-year-old grandmother.
BSO officials indicated that the 51 year-old safety director and the 81-year-old doctor who runs the clinic would be charged with manslaughter.
The accident occurred on May 1, 2009. The youth had been brought to the clinic from Italy by his grandmother for a cerebral palsy treatment. They had been in the chamber for about 20 minutes when a spark ignited the pure oxygen in the chamber. It is estimated that the flames burned for five minutes before the chamber was depressurized and opened. Read the rest »