Sunday, August 14, 2016
US Nitrogen Worker Recuperating
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
The 36-year old US Nitrogen worker who was badly burned in an incident at the Greene County facility last week is recuperating at home after being airlifted to Augusta, GA for surgery.
Though the victim and his family did not immediately respond to requests for comment, postings on social media and emails from friends show he was injured on Aug. 4 and was airlifted late in the day to Augusta where he underwent surgery the following day. Treatment included skin grafts to the face and arm.
He was in the intensive care unit and on a respirator following the surgery, but was released from the hospital on Saturday.
US Nitrogen officials have not responded to requests for comment.
Officials of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development have stated that they are investigating the incident. It was reported to the state on Aug. 9.