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Worker dies after falling into vat of sulfuric acid
NY Post ^ | February 11 2019 | Chris Perez

Posted on 02/12/2019 8:07:34 AM PST by oh8eleven

Fellow employees found Daniel Hill, also known as “Moose,” fully submerged in the chemical tank and tried rescuing him, according to HometownLife.

The 54-year-old grandfather was taken to a decontamination room and then rushed to a hospital, but he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

It’s unclear how long Hill — who worked for Michigan Seamless Tube in South Lyon — was in the vat or how he fell in. Local officials told reporters that the acid inside was heated to temperatures of at least 160 degrees.

Authorities are investigating the incident — described by MST management as a “serious industrial accident”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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Damn, what a way to go.
1 posted on 02/12/2019 8:07:34 AM PST by oh8eleven
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To: oh8eleven

I cannot imagine anything more painful.


2 posted on 02/12/2019 8:09:12 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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To: oh8eleven

Confucius say....absorbed in work etc.

I had a friend whose Dad ran a chrome plating plant and a similar incident occurred there.


3 posted on 02/12/2019 8:11:08 AM PST by relictele
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To: oh8eleven

Poor guy.


4 posted on 02/12/2019 8:12:23 AM PST by EdnaMode
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To: relictele

have worked in a plating room before....not a good experience.


5 posted on 02/12/2019 8:12:38 AM PST by Dont tread and Live (waso)
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I'm surprised that there was much left of him to get to a decon room and a hospital... 160° sulfuric acid?
6 posted on 02/12/2019 8:13:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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I knew a guy that worked at a brewery and drowned in a big beer vat. When his wife asked if he suffered, they said they didn’t think so, cause he got out to go to the bathroom three times.


7 posted on 02/12/2019 8:13:54 AM PST by stormer
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To: oh8eleven

The company will be sued into near bankruptcy, and the work will be sent to China or Vietnam


8 posted on 02/12/2019 8:14:00 AM PST by PGR88
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Thermal burns and chemical burns ... I can’t imagine how he must have died. Perhaps from shock, or heart attack; maybe even infection. It hardly bears thinking about.


9 posted on 02/12/2019 8:14:24 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: oh8eleven

MST management — “This was a serious industrial accident”


10 posted on 02/12/2019 8:14:41 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: relictele

Chrome plating is NASTY business.


11 posted on 02/12/2019 8:15:09 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: originalbuckeye

One can only hope he had a heart attack and was dead when he fell into the acid.


12 posted on 02/12/2019 8:15:28 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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LOL! OMG!


13 posted on 02/12/2019 8:15:53 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: relictele
Confucius say....absorbed in work etc.

He also say, "man who fall in vat of molten glass makes a spectacle of himself."

14 posted on 02/12/2019 8:18:56 AM PST by Disambiguator (Keepin' it analog.)
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A career ending move for sure...Knew a guy who was a tanker driver and he was transferring some chemical like this and hose blew dousing him...he lingered for 1 month and died a horrible death.


15 posted on 02/12/2019 8:19:29 AM PST by dpetty121263
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To: oh8eleven

Got some in my eyes one time. Burned like crazy.
But to be submerged in it. I can’t imagine.


16 posted on 02/12/2019 8:19:51 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Dont tread and Live

It would seem to me that the fumes are quite harmful. Do you wear protective masks/gear?


17 posted on 02/12/2019 8:20:36 AM PST by rey
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To: oh8eleven

Instead of lethal injections, they should have replaced ‘sparky’ with a big vat of sulfuric acid, a much more effective method for the death penalty.


18 posted on 02/12/2019 8:21:13 AM PST by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: oh8eleven
"267 workdays 0 workdays without an accident."
19 posted on 02/12/2019 8:21:35 AM PST by moovova
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prayers for his family.

my guess is as other FR mentioned heart attack and fell in or some thing along that line. Maybe some how medication or under influence of some thing that dulled his judgement and/or mobility?


20 posted on 02/12/2019 8:21:58 AM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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