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Victim of fire at Corrigan GP plant still in critical condition

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POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Ten weeks after the deadly fire at the Corrigan Georgia-Pacific plant, one of the victims is still in critical condition at a Houston hospital.

Kathryn Klein, a spokeswoman for Memorial Hermann Hospital, said Monday that Jimmy Williams is still listed in critical condition at the Texas Trauma Institute.

Two other men who suffered from injuries at the fire, Charles Kovar and Kenneth Morris, have died since the fire at the GP plant.

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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