1 GP fire victim still fighting for his life at Houston hospital

1 GP fire victim still fighting for his life at Houston hospital

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Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) -

It's been nearly two months since the deadly fire at the Corrigan Georgia-Pacific plant.

East Texas News learned Monday that the last man remaining at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston is still fighting for his life. Hospital records indicate that Jimmy Williams is still in critical condition.

Two other men who suffered from injuries at the fire, Charles Kovar and Kenneth Morris, have died within the past month.

In all, seven men were injured in the fire at Georgia-Pacific's plant on April 26. The plant remained idle for about three weeks before OSHA officials gave the green light for GP to resume operations at the facility. During that period, Georgic Pacific filed for the 300 employees at the plant to get unemployment.

Four of the men were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston for treatment of their injuries. One of them, Ralph Figgs, has since been released from the hospital.

The fire occurred the night of April 26, when a fire broke out in the bag house, a grain silo-type structure on the plant.

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