Skip to comments.Husband and wife die after exposure to H2S gas in Ector Co., Texas
Posted on 10/28/2019 12:20:54 PM PDT by luvie
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas A husband and wife are dead as a result of H2S gas poisoning on October 25.
According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, Jacob Dean, 44, was called out by Aghorn Energy to the 2200 block of W. 49th Street to check a pump house.
When he had not returned home after some time, his wife, Natalee Dean, 37, started calling her husband. Knowing the location of the house, she decided to drive out and check on him.
Natalee brought the couple's two children in the car with her.
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Hydrogen Sulfide is extremely toxic.
Thank goodness the children stayed on the car
in the car, not ‘on’
I have never heard of this gas, what is used for?
Do they not have any air quality monitors with alarms at the pump house?
Not that there are any good ways to die BUT Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a very bad way. The smell should have been sufficient warning but you never know. Hope the children have good relatives to raise them!
Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H
It is a colorless chalcogen hydride gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs. It is very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable.
Hydrogen sulfide is often produced from the microbial breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen gas, such as in swamps and sewers; this process is commonly known as anaerobic digestion which is done by sulfate-reducing microorganisms.
H 2S also occurs in volcanic gases, natural gas, and in some sources of well water.
It’s a compound found in a lot of oil and gas drilling. There are all kinds of nasty toxic substances found in the media that comes up from oil and gas wells. H2S is one of the worst. Companies use a lot of oversight and caution on production equipment for “Sour” wells.
It’s a by-product of oil drilling/fracking.
When my wife and I used to do Oil Field Gate Guarding and were parked near the drill rig, we had to wear H2S monitors at all times.
We also had regular safety drills for it.
Very Bad Stuff!
If you can smell it you are already dead.
Same reason a local farmer and his son are dead - father slid into a manure pit - his son went in after him.
God please rest their souls.
It is also found in some groundwater wells and apart from the nasty odor, it’s rare for an accident of this nature to occur from a drinking water well.
Ive heard that the egg smell can saturate your senses so quickly that you wont smell it for long, giving the false sense that there isnt ongoing danger.
In pure form hydrogen sulfide is odorless. In nature, it is usually accompanied by the smell of rotting eggs from associated compounds. The apparent lack of odor suggests a refined form or an unusual natural source.
If you can smell it go upwind, if you cannot smell it you are dead.
H2s concentrated amounts kills you sense of smell.
On the Bakken you can drive by a location and get a distinct rotten egg smell
I assume something broke or burst and he was overcome before he could do anything. She should have known better as the smell and affect would have been on her as soon as she opened the car door.
Thank you both for the info, I was not aware of this gas. Very scary!
We used to use H2S as a reagent in chemistry classes. It required special venting because of the overwhelming stench if nothing else. I don’t understand how anybody could get close to that smell.
They are not known for their correct grammar or usage. JS....I just copied and pasted.
You only smell it in low concentrations.
Once the concentration is up a bit, the gas is so powerful it knocks out your sense of smell and you are overpowered very quickly. At 1/10 of a percent H2S loss of smell is immediate. There is knockdown, or immediate collapse and near instant death.
At .01 percent, loss of smell occurs, but takes a few minutes.
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