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Published: Friday, 1/27/2006

Nursing home resident death ruled accident

The death Tuesday of a Heartland of Perrysburg resident who fell down some stairs has been ruled accidental, the Wood County Coroner's Office said.

Margaret Reed, 84, who used a wheelchair, opened a door to a stairwell and fell down the stairs, Perrysburg Township police said. She was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m.

A spokesman for HCR Manor Care, which operates the home, said the state health department is investigating. The company is reviewing its door alarm system.

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