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Forensic hazard to be reviewed

Maria Bradshaw

Forensic hazard to be reviewed

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A FORENSIC NURSE with training in managing hazardous situations says protocol was not followed at the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) headquarters on Wednesday night when authorities were investigating a suspicious package.

Mary Thompson was one of 26 nurses who were attending the annual Eunice Gibson lecture at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, in the headquarters building, when they found themselves under lockdown for close to six hours, after they were prevented from leaving the compound when the lecture ended at about 8:00 p.m.

A particular concern was an unidentified white powder in the package.

Thompson told the WEEKEND NATION that because of the breaches she observed, “if this was a real white powder incident we would have had 50 dead bodies or 50 seriously injured people lying around”.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.