Man Saved by Co-worker from Falling into 300 Degree Vat of Chemicals

Early last month, a man almost fell to his death into a tank filled with 300 degree chemicals, but was saved by a coworker who grabbed him just in time.

Initial reports said that the man was pulled to safety by a coworker after breaking his fall into the boiling liquid. 

The two employees of Barrett Plating Inc. at 2100 Northeast 60th Ave., were trying to recover metal debris inside a 5 foot deep tank by climbing on a tower steel structure when the accident occurred. 

A team from the Des Moines Hazmat was immediate notified to help decontaminate the area. The victim was immediately taken to the hospital for further treatment. 

Workplace accidents can occur in a variety of ways, and the results are often devastating. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to help you cover your various accident-related losses. To learn more about pursuing workers’ comp benefits, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600. 




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