IP burn victims in good, fair conditions|[07/28/08]

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 28, 2008

LOCAL * From staff reports

The conditions of two International Paper workers injured in a May 3 boiler explosion have been upgraded.

They were listed today as good and fair, up from critical, said a spokesman at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga. A third patient had been critical, but information was not available this morning.

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A fourth was released in early July. The patients have not been identified.

The explosion at the mill off Mississippi 3 left one man dead and 17 injured.

Several lawsuits have been filed.

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