DIGEST Patient catches fire during operation
Apatient caught fire while undergoing an operation at a New York hospital, it has emerged.
The blaze broke out when a medical instrument was used 'in the presence of oxygen' during a procedure at NYU Langone Medical Center.
A report into the incident said that the patient was receiving oxygen through a mask linked to an outlet on the wall when the fire happened.
According to the New York Post, which obtained the information though a Freedom of Information Law request, state investigators slammed the Medical Center for lapses in safety measures.
The Health Department report blanked out the name of the patient as well as the nature of the injuries they suffered.
Details including the exact instrument being used and
Archive picture of an operating room fire.