Monday, April 5, 2010

Coast Guard airlifts burn victim from Trident plant

From the U.S. Coast Guard:

April 5, 2010

Coast Guard conducts medevac on Easter from Akutan

KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed in Cold Bay medevaced a 57-year-old-male from Akutan to Dutch Harbor Sunday with second- and third-degree burns to his face.

The victim reportedly suffered burns when a paint can exploded in an incinerator at the Trident Seafoods processing plant. The 17th Coast Guard District command center received a call approximately 10:40 a.m. Sunday from Health Force Partners requesting Coast Guard assistance. The helicopter launched with two Guardian Flight medical personnel.

Upon arrival of the helicopter in Dutch Harbor, the victim and Guardian medical personnel were transferred to a Guardian Flight aircraft and flown to Anchorage.

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