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Injured Clinton firefighter sent home after 20 days in the hospital

CLINTON, Iowa – The firefighter severely injured Jan. 5 while fighting a silo fire at the ADM Grain Facility that killed a fellow firefighter, came home Friday.

Adam Cain, 23, “has met with his surgery team, trauma team and physical therapy team,” Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke said in a news release Thursday. They agreed he has done “amazingly well in his healing process.”

An explosion around at 8:45 a.m. in the silo killed Lt. Eric Hosette, 33, a 12-year veteran of the Clinton Fire Department and chief of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department.

Cain was hospitalized at University Hospitals, Iowa City, for 20 days.

The fire and explosion remain under investigation by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Brook said.

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