Waste-to-Energy employees burned now in serious condition
SPOKANE, Wash. -
According to a Nursing Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center the two Waste-to-Energy employees burned in an industrial accident Tuesday have both been upgraded from Critical Condition to Serious Condition.
The Nursing Supervisor said 39-year-old Craig Law is breathing on his own, but 48-year-old Larry Pratt remains on a breathing machine. Family updated Pratt’s condition Thursday, saying he had burns on 70% of his body, but that doctors were hopeful he would survive.
The two were doing maintenance on a boiler when 200+ degree steam sprayed over them. They were taken immediately to Sacred Heart Medical Center, then transferred to Harborview which specializes in serious burns.
The Department of Labor and Industries is investigating what happened, and whether anything could have been done to prevent it.