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Dr. Christopher Happy

Honolulu’s new chief medical examiner aims to make sure his office can keep up with Oahu’s needs

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 21, 2014

~~<p>Dr. Christopher Happy has been on the job as Honolulu's chief medical examiner since late November and already he can tell you that some changes at the city morgue in Iwilei are going to have to be made soon.</p>
<p>&quot;What we need to do,&quot; said Happy, whose appointment was confirmed by the City Council in late January, &quot;is start to expand the refrigeration space downstairs. Basically we've got two coolers and a crypt system that can hold about 10 more bodies. Our upper limit of capacity, if we really got crowded, would be around 60 to 70, and we get close to that on occasion. ... So obviously we want to be prepared if anything happens.&quot;</p>
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Dr. Christopher Happy has been on the job as Honolulu's chief medical examiner since late November and already he can tell you that some changes at the city morgue in Iwilei are going to have to be made soon.

"What we need to do," said Happy, whose appointment was confirmed by the City Council in late January, "is start to expand the refrigeration space downstairs. Basically we've got two coolers and a crypt system that can hold about 10 more bodies. Our upper limit of capacity, if we really got crowded, would be around 60 to 70, and we get close to that on occasion. ... So obviously we want to be prepared if anything happens." Login for more...



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