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Lewiston paper mill employee injured with serious burns

LEWISTON, Idaho - A Clearwater Paper employee was seriously hurt Monday after sustaining burns to his upper and lower body, according to Pacific Empire Radio and DailyFly.com

Around 3 p.m. on Monday, an employee was working at the east pulp mill fiberline tank farm when he reportedly suffered burns to his legs and hands.

The employee was sent to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center but had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for further treatment. He's listed in satisfactory condition. 

"The source of the burns was a portable propane heater," said Clearwater Public Information Officer Matt Van Vleet. 

Van Vleet says an investigation is underway by the company's employee health and safety experts.


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