Hospital staff unites in prayer before treating Geismar plant victims
POSTED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 5:21pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 11:40am
GONZALES, LA (NBC33) — Staff of the St. Elizabeths Hospital in Gonzales were awaiting the arrival of those individuals injured at the Williams Olefins plant explosion that claimed the life of Zachary C. Green, 29, of Hammond.
The photo shows the staff joining together as one, ready to take on both the mission of the hospital and the challenges their jobs bring them.
Officials say all of the 839 individuals at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar have been accounted for and 77 people were treated for injuries. Hospitals report that they saw workers with burns, cardiac and respiratory issues and blunt trauma.
There are three additional patients who are being treated for critical injuries. They are located at the Baton Rouge General and Our Lady of the Lake.
Click here to view a photo gallery of images from the explosion.