Hospital Worker Dies

A Department of Children and Families employee, who worked at Chattahoochee for more than 30 years, has died on the job.

DCF authorities say, Thursday night, 52-year-old James Smith died of an apparent heart attack, soon after he tried to help a co-worker who'd been attacked by a resident there.

A DCF spokesman says Smith collapsed shortly after the incident and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

DCF says an initial investigation shows all procedures were followed.

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