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Gregson Joseph, a heavy-duty truck driver, was injured in an explosion at Burma Quarry on June 26.
He suffered burns to his face, neck, both arms, and one foot. Joseph is now feeling better and is planning to return to work in March or April next year.
The 44-year-old Potters resident was helping to light a fire at the quarry when the incident happened. After the explosion, Joseph was unable to do basic tasks for a few months, but he has since made progress in his recovery.
Although he still feels some discomfort in his right hand and in certain spots, Joseph says he’s doing much better. He hopes to get back to work soon.
He mentioned that his skin has been returning to normal, except for the area from his fingers to his wrist, which is still pink, and he no longer needs bandages.
Joseph stated that although his right hand has not yet fully regained its strength, he can write normally.
He also mentioned that his mental state has significantly improved since the incident, and he feels much better physically.
The father of three described the day of the incident and the following weeks as torturous, saying that it was like walking through fire in hell and being brought back up to recover.
Joseph expressed that it was especially difficult not knowing if he would recover enough, but he focused on his love for his children during the tough times.
Overall, the Potters resident expressed his gratitude for being alive.
After spending two weeks at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, Joseph was discharged to receive outpatient treatment.