- Local Guide
A man working second shift at a Wapakoneta factory Friday night was transported by Life Flight after receiving severe burns.
The 51-year-old employee was burnt by boiling water while working at General Aluminum, 13663 Short Road, Wapakoneta, shortly after 7 p.m., according to local scanner traffic from the Wapakoneta Police and Wapakoneta EMS.
The man, whose family had not yet been identified, suffered what was described as second-degree burns to between 50 and 60 percent of his body.
The Life Flight helicopter had to land in a field south of the factory to pick up the man for transportation to Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton.
Scanner traffic from Life Flight personnel indicated that the manâ€™s entire back side, arms and a lower leg were burned by the water.
A full report will be published in the Wapakoneta Daily News next week once more information is available.