Aug. 3 marks the one-year anniversary of a life-changing event for Delhi residents Adam and Scott Conrad and Dyersville resident Brad Mahoney. At a Peosta home to stain the basement floor, a freak accident happened in which an explosion occurred in the lower level, causing all three men to suffer third-degree burns.
The men were taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque and then airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
After arriving in Iowa City, each man had 11-person teams operating on him. Scott and Brad were then taken to the burn unit, while Adam stayed in intensive care.