Cain out of ICU, City Administrator says

Submitted photoClinton firefighters visit their colleague Adam Cain at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Cain, who was critically injured in the line of duty January 5, has been moved from intensive care and is now listed in stable condition, a press release from the city says.

CLINTON —Firefighter Adam Cain is continuing to improve, and his condition is now stable, Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke said in a press release Monday.

Cain was moved from the intensive care unit Friday, Brooke said, and began physical therapy. According to Brooke, Cain was able to walk about 100 feet Sunday. Monday's physical therapy was to include simulating walking up stairs.

Cain was supposed to have had surgery on one of his arms, but that surgery was rescheduled for Wednesday, Brooke said.

"Adam is doing well and is in good spirits," Brooke said. "Adam has finally been able to realize how many people are behind him, and he is extremely appreciative. He graciously thanks everyone for their support and he can’t wait to come home."

Clinton Fire Department posted a photo of Cain with fellow firefighters on its Facebook page Monday morning.

"Our man Adam Cain is doing great and on the road to recovery," the post reads. "His humor is contagious like usual! Wants to spend his time in the waiting room with the guys."

Cain was critically injured while fighting a fire at Clinton's Archer Daniels Midland plant Jan. 5. which took the life of Clinton Fire Lt. Eric Hosette.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The Clinton Fire Department and City of Clinton will refrain from making comments or discussing the incident until the official investigation has been completed, Brook said.