Yellowstone Concessions Worker Burned Near Old Faithful

       A 19-year-old concessions worker at Yellowstone National Park suffered “significant thermal burns” early Thursday near Old Faithful. The incident remains under investigation.

     The Rhode Island resident suffered 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns to 5% of her body and was flown to the Burn Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment.

     The National Park Service did not say exactly where the accident occurred, but indicated she had left the walkway – which is barred because the ground in geyser areas is fragile and thin and there can be scalding water just below the surface.

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