September 18 Patient Condition Update

September 18, 2019

MMC is updating the conditions of five patients who were injured in the Farmington explosion. The conditions as of 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 are as follows:

  • Terry Bell, critical
  • Scott Baxter, critical
  • Theodore Baxter, critical
  • Timothy Hardy, satisfactory 

Joseph Hastings has been discharged from the hospital. He, his family and the families of the other patients are requesting privacy and are declining all interview requests. Hastings expressed his appreciation to those wishing him and his brothers well.

“I want to thank the Farmington community, my firefighter brothers and sisters, my family and everyone who has offered their support,” Hastings said.

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