Photos shared among emergency room staff at
Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit show bodies being stored in vacant hospital
rooms and piled on top of each other inside refrigerated holding units brought
into the hospital's parking lot.
Photos show bodies piled up and stored in
vacant rooms at Detroit hospital
Two emergency room workers confirm the photos
are an accurate portrayal of the scene taking place at the hospital during
early April, during one 12-hour shift they describe as overwhelming.
The two sources tell that at least one room,
which is typically used for studies on sleeping habits, was used to store
bodies because morgue staff did not work at night, and the morgue was full.
"All I know is we ran out of beds to keep
our patients on so we couldn't spare any for the bodies," said one ER
worker, who witnessed the bodies in the room.
In the photo two bodies were put on a bed,
side by side, and another body is placed in a chair next to the bed. All three
bodies are in white body bags.
"It was because we hadn't gotten our
outside freezers yet, so those rooms had beds and the morgue people don't work
over night," said the ER worker.
Two hospital ER workers tell that the hospital
decided to order portable refrigerator storage units to store the bodies.