A photo posted on GoFundMe shows former Campbell River resident Eric Fabbro, who was seriously injured in a workplace explosion south of Edmonton last week.

Fundraiser launched for former Campbell River man badly injured in workplace explosion

Eric Fabbro suffering serious injuries following blast at welding business near Edmonton

A former Campbell River resident was badly injured in a workplace explosion last week near Edmonton, and his family has launched an online fundraiser to support the injured worker and his wife.

“I really hope that friends, family, co-workers and his fellow tradesman will help them out as he has a long road to recovery,” said a statement on the GoFundMe fundraising webpage “Eric and Nicole Fabbro. Ja-Co Welding.”

Eric Fabbro’s injuries include burns on his neck, back and legs, a broken nose and lacerations across his body, some of them to the bone, according to Mary French, his niece.

The explosion took place on Dec. 27 at Ja-Co Welding in Nisku, Alta., south of Edmonton. Fabbro and another man were reportedly taken to hospital with serious injuries, and another worker died at the scene.

RELATED: Young B.C. father of three killed in workplace accident

READ MORE: Union says arrows and gasoline tossed at striking assisted living workers

The fundraiser had raised more than $2,500 towards a goal of $10,000 by Wednesday afternoon.

French said she’s in Edmonton trying to help Eric and Nicole Fabbro however she can.

She said that Eric, a welder, is the sole breadwinner for the couple. He was finally back to work after a period of unemployment, she said.

“Eric is the only income they have,” she said in a text message to the Mirror.

“He takes care of almost everything so Nicole has been lost without him.”

Eric worked for years in Campbell River at Allpen Diving, French said. She added that Nicole was raised in Campbell River, and that most of her family lives here.

She said the family is grateful that Eric survived the deadly explosion, adding that he will require extensive therapy.


@davidgordonkoch
david.koch@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

2019 Federal election: Courtenay-Alberni candidates address seniors issues

“What are your party’s plans to ease the stress realized by seniors on fixed incomes?”

WATCH: Jordan now a key member on staff at Parksville business

Disability Awareness Month celebrated around province

RDN wants to play role in Ballenas track upgrade

Bringing dilapidated facility up to standard could cost close to $1M

Qualicum Beach joins in on global climate strike

Participants urge government to adequately address climate crisis

Coombs athlete, 91, brings home five gold medals from 55+ BC Games

Buschhaus now has 217 career senior games medals

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Most Read