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    Tulsa ME's Office: Crock-Pots And Broom Closets Amid Backlog

    Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office makes do with Crock-Pots and broom closets

    Office finds substitutes for needed equipment

    Dr. Joshua Lanter points to the black Crock-Pot holding a large femur bone at the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.

    The Crock-Pot, the same kind available at Target, sits near a steel autopsy table in the agency's basement examination room. It's a necessary part of some autopsies to separate tissue from bone, but the state Medical Examiner's Office must do without the proper piece of medical equipment called a boiling pot in its Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices.

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    Paper bags of evidence from murder scenes are stored on the floor in a narrow evidence closet. The anthropologist, currently trying to identify more than 130 sets of human remains, works in a converted broom closet.

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    The Medical Examiner's Office has nearly 900 pending cases statewide, an improvement from the 1,300 cases backlogged in August.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/healt...4d99069ee.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office makes do with Crock-Pots and broom closets



    Office finds substitutes for needed equipment



    Dr. Joshua Lanter points to the black Crock-Pot holding a large femur bone at the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.



    The Crock-Pot, the same kind available at Target, sits near a steel autopsy table in the agency's basement examination room. It's a necessary part of some autopsies to separate tissue from bone, but the state Medical Examiner's Office must do without the proper piece of medical equipment called a boiling pot in its Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices.



    ~Snip~



    Paper bags of evidence from murder scenes are stored on the floor in a narrow evidence closet. The anthropologist, currently trying to identify more than 130 sets of human remains, works in a converted broom closet.



    ~Snip~



    The Medical Examiner's Office has nearly 900 pending cases statewide, an improvement from the 1,300 cases backlogged in August.



    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/healt...4d99069ee.html

    That's frightening and very sad.


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    Glad I don't live there.