Teen Crushed By Collapsed Chimney In Napa Earthquake Recovering At UC Davis Hospital
SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — A 13-year-old boy is recovering from severe injuries at UC Davis medical center in Sacramento after a fireplace collapsed on him in the living room of his Napa home during Sunday’s magnitude 6 earthquake.
Nicholas Dillon’s condition was reported serious, but stable Monday morning after he spent nine hours in surgery to repair his crushed pelvis.
Photos from inside his home show how the chimney collapsed on the mattress he was sleeping on at the time.
Dillon, who was airlifted to UC Davis medical center for specialist care Sunday, was the most severely injured earthquake victim.
Queen of the Valley Hospital treated 208 people in the Emergency Department from the time the earthquake struck early Sunday morning through 11 p.m.
The majority of those patients had non-life threatening injuries, including lacerations, abrasions and broken bones, according a statement from a hospital spokesperson Monday morning.
A total of 17 patients were admitted to the hospital, with several patients admitted with orthopedic injuries. One other patient remains in critical condition.
A wine cellar worker survived a 26-gallon fish tank falling on him, cutting his head and left arm.
A baby boy was also born at the Queen of the Valley hospital moments before earthquake struck.
Operations are normal again and the Emergency Department waiting room is empty at this time, according to a hospital spokesperson.
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