Attacked PCL employee Bobby Fitts' condition improving, fundraiser to be held

Welder attacked from behind with a large wrench

Bakersfield, Calif - The PCL Industries employee who was attacked by a co-worker and airlifted to Kern Medical Center is improving, according to his family.

It happened at a job site off Highway 33 near Derby Acres last week. Investigators say Fitts was leaning down looking for his cell phone, when Michael Atkison allegedly hit him over the head with a 24-inch socket wrench.

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Bobby was airlifted to KMC in critical condition He has since regained his ability to speak, but he still does not have any feeling in one of his hands.

Atkison was arrested on charges of Assault with a deadly weapon, however according to the Kern County District Attorney's office, they are reviewing the case and have not actually filed charges yet.

Friends and family have organized a fundraiser for Bobby and his family. It will be held Friday, September 13th at McMurphy's Irish Pub at 14 Monterey Street. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will go until 2 a.m.

The cost is $5 at the door and there will be raffle prizes and food. There will also be a donation drive-by area set up.

For more information, you can call McMurphy's at 869-1451.

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