Man suffers burns in workplace accident

Staff report

LUMBERTON — A man who suffered burns on Thursday in a work accident that occurred near a medical clinic for Southeastern Health is expected to make a full recovery.

James Parker, the owner of Parker Paving, which was doing asphalt work on West 27th Street, said he spoke with Robert Windom and his injuries were localized and he expected to be released from the Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in a day or two.

According to Lumberton Fire Chief Paul Ivey, his department received an emergency call at 5:24 p.m. and when city firefighters arrived at 209 W. 27th St., which is where Southeastern Radiology is located, they found paramedics providing aid to Windom. According to a fire department report, the firefighters then used fire extinguishers to put out a “tar kettle” that was on fire.

The report said that Windom had suffered burns while trying to put out the fire. Parker said Windom was a subcontractor on the project.

A helicopter was used to fly him to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The fire department report said there was no apparent damage done to the clinic.

Staff report