“His left side of his face and his left arm are the most severe,” he added. “Probably the worst is he lost sight in his left eye.”
Joey Clark has already had four surgeries since being admitted to the hospital. A fifth is schedule for Friday.
Doctors said it most likely won’t be his last one.
“It is going to be difficult. His whole life has changed,” said Tony. “[I] just hope that he continues to live and continues to be encouraged, that his spirits don’t drop, he doesn’t get too depressed.”
He also said he hopes his brother realizes there was a reason and he will make it through.
The other two people injured in the blast have already been released from the hospital.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has deemed the explosion to be an accident.
Now, the Tennessee Department of Occupational Health and Safety will determine fault, if any, and check to see if there were any safety violations at Rio Ammunition.
Tony told News 2 the support of the community is helping him stay positive.
If you would like to help the Clark family visit, visit their funding site on GoFundMe.com.
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