Worker Dives Acid
Worker Dives Acid, A man who jumped into a vat of acid in order to save his co-worker has been labeled as a hero. Martin Davis, 44, was working on the roof of Swepco Tube LLC, when the roof gave way and he fell 40 feet into a vat of acid.
His co-worker, Rob Nuckols, 51, who was working on the ground floor of the building, did not hesitate to jump in after him, saving Davis’ life.
Fire Chief Vincent Colavatti, Jr. told reporters that Nuckols was standing waist-deep in the acid while he and three other workers pulled Davis out.
Nuckols told firefighters that, “I had to get him out of there.” Colavitti Jr. said that:
“It takes a lot of courage. He saw one of his coworkers in trouble and he jumped in after him.”
According to his 42-year-old brother John Davis, Martin Davis was in critical condition on Monday with a broken rib, punctured lung, and burns on his leg and side. He went on to say that:
“They have him on a breathing apparatus and he’s in critical condition. His condition is not so good. But he’s a young guy. He’ll pull through.”