Two Workers Injured in Waco Fire
Two renovation workers were injured in Waco, Texas when a fire broke out in the house where they were working on Tuesday.
Details of the Waco House Fire
According to KSAT, the two men were using a lacquer thinner to remove glue from the kitchen floor of the vacant home when a fiery explosion occurred.
One of the men suffered burns to over 90 percent of his body – he is currently listed in critical condition. The second worker sustained burns to over 20 percent of his body and remains in serious condition.
Officials have not determined the source of the ignition. Investigations into the fire are ongoing.
Burn Injury Statistics
Following information provided by the American Burn Association:
- Every year, roughly 450,000 people receive medical attention for burn injuries.
- Of those, 45,000 require hospitalization for their injuries.
- 3,500 people die from fire and burn related injuries annually.
- 75 percent of those deaths occurr at the scene or during intial transport to a medical center.