Man jumps into vat of acid to save co-worker

A man jumped into a vat of acid to save a co-worker who fell in after crashing through the roof of a US factory.

Rob Nuckols acted after Martin Davis dropped into the vat, becoming fully submerged.

Mr Nuckols was waist-high while he and others pulled Mr Davis out in New Jersey. The acid was used for cleaning metal tubing.

Rescuers cut Mr Davis out of his clothes and sprayed him with water to limit burns. He is critically ill in hospital.

Mr Nuckols was treated for burns on his legs and abdomen.


More in this Section

US officers suspended as man, 75, cracks head after being pushed overUS officers suspended as man, 75, cracks head after being pushed over

Brexit trade talks remain deadlocked as Barnier accuses UK of backtrackingBrexit trade talks remain deadlocked as Barnier accuses UK of backtracking

UK in touch with US about treatment of journalists covering Floyd protestsUK in touch with US about treatment of journalists covering Floyd protests

Vladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic regionVladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic region


Lifestyle

We don’t cook with lobster often, so this was a bit of a re-education in preparing and using lobsters.Currabinny: Recipes completely manageable for lobster novices

More From The Irish Examiner