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NY Hospital Launching Investigation After Patient Allegedly Set on Fire During Surgery

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"That happens sometimes. It’s not unusual"

Dr. Jay Yelon, the chief of surgery of New York's Lincoln hospital, was performing a tracheotomy on an unconscious Enrique Ruiz when his electronic scalpel-- which reportedly gives off tiny sparks-- came too close to the man's oxygen supply.  The result?  According to hospital insiders, a "minor explosion."

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