Prisoner Dies at Burbank Dialysis Center

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Los Angeles County Coroner Officials take the body from DaVita Dialysis. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

An inmate in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deparrtment, died while undergoing kidney dialysis treatment in Burbank, on Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. The unidentified man was an inmate at the Sheriff’s Twin Towers Correctional Facility located in downtown Los Angeles.  He had been transported to DaVita Dialysis in Burbank for necessary medical treatment.   DaVita Dialysis is located at 1211 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Burbank Police along with LA County Sheriffs & Coroner Officals at DaVita Dialysis for investgation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Emergency personnel from the Burbank Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the location for a report of man not breathing.   Accorrding to a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, personnel from the DaVita, and the paramedics from the Burbank Fire Department, attempted to revive the man.  Their efforts were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office came to the facility later Tuesday night and removed the body.  A cause of death has not been determined.  The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is investigating the man’s death.