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Hospital Employees Raise Funds to Help Nursing Assistant Injured in Explosion

Employees at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro have set up a crowdsourcing campaign to help the nursing assistant who was injured Thursday night at the hospital.

The nursing assistant, Agnes, worked on the third floor in the telemetry unit. Just before 9 p.m. Thursday night she was in a patient room when there was am explosion. Officials say the explosion was likely caused by an oxygen tanks and was accidental. The matter is still under investigation.

Agnes was taken by medevac Thursday night to a burn center in the region. A hospital visitor who had minor injuries was released yesterday.

Staff members in the telemetry unit set up a fundraiser for Agnes and her family on Go Fund Me yesterday and have already raised more than $6,700.

“While in no terms does this help heal the wounds she had endured, the staff of telemetry wanted to set up a collection fund for Agnes and her family for the road ahead,” a staff member wrote. “Any donation would be greatly appreciated and we are all keeping Agnes and her family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Editor’s Note: The photo of Agnes and her family was taken down Monday afternoon at the request of Princeton Healthcare. A company spokesman said the request was made to protect the privacy of the employee at the family’s request.

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Krystal Knapp

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