Cafeteria worker seriously burned in lunchtime accident
By Cristina Brown
On Wednesday, April 11, there was an incident in the cafeteria that attracted some students' attention. A lot of students noticed a helicopter landing on the football field during their fourth period classes, because a cafeteria worker, Hoa Bahn, was badly burned while cooking.
"She was air-lifted to the burn center," said Principal Dan Meier in an email sent out to teachers. On April 12, Bahn spent the night in the hospital, but later that week she returned home. Bahn has yet to come back to Robinson to continue working because her burns are not fully healed. She is resting at home until she can come back to work. It is not known yet how long she will be out of school, but according to Food Services kitchen manager Jeannine Evans, she is "doing much better."
The day of her injury, Bahn was opening bags of spaghetti sauce when boiling water spilled on the bags and fell on her ankles. She was put into a wheelchair by a clinic volunteer, who determined that an ambulance should be called.
According to Evans, the staff has been "very grateful for the Robinson community and its support." They also added that it has been "very rewarding" to know that the people of "Robinson care so much and have concern for her."
Junior Heba Abdelgawad was in her fourth period class when she saw the helicopter land on the field outside. Abdelgawad didn't know what it was for, but later found out that it was for Bahn. She did not know how to react to it, but feels that when Bahn does come back, it would be a good idea for the students to "welcome [Bahn] back and show appreciation for what she does for us."
By Stephanie Axelrod |
May 18, 2007; 8:55 AM ET
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