A trust fund has been set up for the Kennecott employee who was badly burned at work Dec. 30.
Robert Russell Odekirk, 47, sustained second- and third-degree burns on more than half his body in the fire, Salt Lake County Fire Capt. Bill Brass said. The South Jordan man remains in critical condition at University Hospital's burn unit.Doctors predict Odekirk's recovery will take about three years. Friends and his family set up the trust fund to help medical costs. Donations can be made to the "Oderkirk Family Trust" at Cyprus and Garfield Credit Union locations.