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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) – After months of turmoil, state OSHA inspectors visited the Minnesota Security Hospital for the first time in more than 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

The surprise inspection was conducted on March 13 over concerns regarding worker safety. James Honerman, spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, confirmed the visit, but added that the inspection process is presently incomplete, and details won’t be available for weeks.

The Minnesota Security Hospital is for the mentally ill and dangerous. Top administrator David Proffitt was forced to resign in March after several tumultuous months.

The last inspection, held in 1991 after a worker complaint, didn’t yield any citations.

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