Heartland Midwest worker injured in JJ's explosion released from hospital
5:06 PM, Apr 18, 2013
7:27 PM, Apr 18, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Heartland Midwest worker, severely injured in February's deadly explosion, has been released from the hospital.
Mike Tanner suffered a broken clavicle, broken ribs and burns on his arms, legs and torso. He also had his spleen removed and underwent several surgeries in the weeks after the explosion.
His wife, Crystal, shared pictures with 41 Action News of Mike leaving the hospital as well as pictures of a sign her children made to welcome their dad home.
Mike has made slow and steady progress over the last few weeks. He continues to go through physical therapy relearning to walk and stand. Over the weekend, the hospital gave him a day pass to go watch his daughter's baseball game.
These small milestones do mean progress, but Mike's friends and family say he still has a long way to go to fully recover.
Members of his daughter's baseball team are continuing to try and raise money for the family to help offset medical expenses from the explosion.