Costco employee injured in Boston attack has insurance, company says

NEW YORK — In one of the most disturbingly iconic images to emerge from the recent terrorist attack in Boston, a runner who lost both legs in the blast is shown being rushed away by wheelchair.

That runner, it turns out, is 27-year-old Costco Wholesale employee Jeff Bauman of New Hampshire. Following reports that Bauman was uninsured, based on comments a relative had made to a reporter, Costco took to Twitter to remind readers that he does, in fact, have insurance through the company.

Costco said in its official Twitter feed that it would contribute to a trust to help pay for Bauman's medical recovery that his family had set up, which according to published reports is expected to be long and costly.