Kelowna construction worker continues to recover from burns

A 34-year-old Kelowna construction worker continues to recover in a Vancouver hospital from horrific burns. 

Braden Kapchinsky was pulled from a blaze in a townhouse under construction in the Central Green neighbourhood of Kelowna last Wednesday, March 22nd - he suffered burns to over half his body. 

His long-time friend Paul Gates tells AM 1150 News, Braden will remain in a coma for at least another week - aided by a breathing machine as his lungs were also badly burned. 

Gates says he's too frail to undergo skin graft surgery. 

A GoFundMe campaign has raised $8,500 towards a goal of $10,000 to aid his wife and two young boys - and Gates says the firefighters burn fund is also helping to house the family. 

WorkSafe BC says it could be several months before the cause of the fire is determined.

The GoFundMe campaign page on Facebook can be found here.