Thanks to the quick thinking of four men, another was rescued from a vat
of acid last week. The victim, 44-year-old M.D., is at a New Jersey hospital
making a slow but steady recovery. Although the media initially stated
that one of the men jumped in after his coworker to pull him from the
acid, the "hero" has since come forward with his more modest
and accurate story. According to the latest report, there were four men
who pulled M.D. from the vat of nitric acid. He had been working on the
roof of a building when he fell through and plummeted 40 feet into the
dangerous substance. The four men quickly went to work and were able to
pull him out before more serious damage was sustained. The acid was being
used to clean pipes in the building and is reportedly a diluted mixture.
M.D. is expected to recover from his burns, but it will take months for
him to heal.
As with any workplace accident, the incident is under investigation by
the local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA). It is uncertain whether the building company had obtained the
correct permits to work on the roof, but it is known that it was M.D.'s
first day on the job. If you sustained injuries on the job and are disabled,
you may be able to file for
Social Security Disability in Texas. To learn more about these benefits,
contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today to arrange a time to discuss your circumstances with a
Dallas Social Security Disability attorney from our office.