Pump failure causes partial evacuation at hospital
EDGERTON A heat pump failure caused the evacuation of 20 people from a work area in the lower level of the new Edgerton hospital on Wednesday afternoon, said Tom Freeman, facilities director.
No patients or clinic staff were affected. No injuries were reported.
Business office employees reported a smell of smoke in the lower level of the building, Freeman said.
Fire crews from Edgerton and Milton responded shortly before 2 p.m. and found a blower motor for the ground heat pump had failed, according to a news release from Edgerton Fire Chief Brian Demrow. The lower level of the building was ventilated.
People were allowed to return to the building at about 2:15 p.m.
The new Edgerton Hospital and Health Services building, 11101 N. Sherman Road, opened for patients Oct. 1.