Iowa firefighter injured in fatal explosion back at work

July 3, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa firefighter who was seriously injured in a fiery explosion that killed one of his colleagues early this year has returned to work.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 23-year-old Adam Cain returned to full duty just six months after the fire that injured him and killed 33-year-old fire Lt. Eric Hosette.

The fire at the ADM grain facility left Cain with two broken bones in his back, a dislocated elbow, bruised brain, two broken bones in his right arm and most of his ribs broken.

Cain says he just kept working steadily to get better.

Fire Chief Frederick Roling says he is grateful to have Cain back at work, and it’s fortunate that he was found during the fire because he was in bad shape.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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