Ferric Sulfate Acid Workplace Accident Aftermath

Ferric Sulfate Acid Workplace Accident Aftermath

This happened to a buddy of mine while he was cleaning out an old sub pump pit in a steel mill. He came across a pocket of ferric sulfate acid and it melted the tops of his boots and ate away at his flesh. He described it as the worst pain he’s encountered. The hospital took care of him tho with a nice script of oxys. I started calling him “the colonel” because the skin is “xtra crispy.”

Props to Best Gore member @necronomidog for sharing the story and pictures of his friend’s misfortune:

44 thoughts on “Ferric Sulfate Acid Workplace Accident Aftermath”

      1. Ferric sulfate is a solid at under I’d say 90C off hand.. ferrous isn’t consider that hazardous most likely your friend encountered something much more grim under pressure and they erotr it off of ferrous sulfae insurance purposes. Common practice in the US

        1. Was hoping you’d give some input here OG, My understanding of basic chemistry is that anything with -ate (-ide) in its name eg sulfate, is probably a salt.
          -ic is usually an acid, as in sulfuric.
          Mix an acid with a base ~~> salt
          hydrochloric acid + sodium hydroxide
          HCL (aq) + NaOH (aq) ~~~> NaCl +H20 (Sodium chloride – table salt)

          1. I would suggest it was sulphuric acid with a lot of iron dissolved in it. In practice ,Oleum, very concentrated and ferric denotes Iron 3+. Ie oxidation state. Ferric sulphate in solution does not burn or eat rubber or plastic boots on it own. It must be strongly acidic to do that so evidence leads me to believe it may have been fuming sulphuric acid(oleum) used to clean iron thus acidified Ferric sulphate.

            Only common acid i know in iron plants that can eat rubber or plastic but only over time.

            So i do not doubt that it was probs something else as @ogzerp says.
            If the sulphuric acid had more water in it his leg would have been carbonised a lot more than shown.

            @doc-undy

          2. We could ask our Muslim brothers. They’re the experts at throwing acid in women’s faces……….coz……………diversity, social cohesiveness and tolerance.

            Sorry I digress, where was I? Oh yes Acids. lol

            @hopingfornemesis

          3. Too right! Sucks to be one of those greedy fat capitalists or bleeding heart inclusivists and their pet politicians now doesn’t it. Now that their experiment of letting in everyones’ rubbish in has fallen flat.

            The poor lefty lefties wont have money to afford private guards to prevent themselves getting slaughtered in their beds.Don’t worry ,we did the same by letting in Turks and Moslem Lebs in the late sixties and mid seventies here in Aus as well. Still paying for it now and will be till we kick the troublesome ones out!
            @doc-undy

          4. We live in interesting times Mr Nemesis.

            Thank you for the compliment, I’ll pass it on to the missus that her loveliness has traveled far & yonder to reach Mr Nemesis.

            I really am an old cunt ~ 61 this year, that pic was taken a few moths ago.

            Love this KRAZEE place with its irks ~ quirks & perks. :o)

            Dad died over 19 years ago..I miss him terribly. Mum’s in a nursing home only coz she’s prone to a falls. So she’s still very independent…just is in the right place if she falls.

            I’l post a young Doc in my white coat & Royal Adelaide Hospital ID from the 80’s
            …sum have questioned if I’m really a quack. I never mentioned it. The Sphinx BEAT it out of me over about a month of questions haha I NEVER give a medical opinion unless asked. Even then…it’s been a very long time since I worked. Neurocscience area clinically and scientifically (RAH Pain Clinic) were my gig, However, I had to stop working due to health issues in the late 90s.
            I also use Google to refresh my understanding of things and to keep up with all the advances made since I worked in the field. I’ll never copy and paste any text though..I’ll paraphrase and add many sources to the final answer. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it .

    1. what does it matter black ppl can get it off the street anyway and us white ppl pay for our insurance or work for a living, blacks get shit for free because they collect everything free from the tax payers, so fuck off with the us poor black ppl, piss off

  1. I read somewhere that” seasickness& was not considered a disability for sailors and some sailors don’t get over it. It took many years for navy insurance docs and admirals and stuff to admit it.

    A group of affected sailors managed to get such an insurance navy doc on board a ship as a trial. He was seasick as fuck and never got over it! The navy quickly changed their tune. However ,they were lucky because they had an honest ,sincere and brave doc who was willing to buck the system on their behalf.

    I may have a few details above incorrect ,maybe it was seasickness on a new model warship or something. The moral of the story is that you need to get someone to walk in your shoes before they believe you.so you need to get white docs injured in a foreign land and only having ibuprofen . You watch them change their minds about that when they get back to USA etc Also ,never expect changecfrom weaklngs. If you want positive change in the world you need someone smart and brave and sincere.

    That is why good leaders in politics are rare as hen’s teeth!

    1. What the fuck are you going on about? The fucktards always “Seasick” wanted Shore Duty and nothing else. What does that mean? They’ll do and say anything to get the fuck off that boat. Scopalmine Patches placed behind the ear will have a weak bastard back on his feet in no time and seasickness isn’t a permanent malady.

      1. Guy fell off a tanker just last year they said the tanker rail failed and he died from the swing due to him not being attached to the fall protection properly. No one told him the tanker was full of octyl dispro and was under pressure so when he popped the gauge it sent s cloud into the entire plant of essentially acidic vapor.

    1. I can get into the gory details of operating standards, but it always boils down to management errors fucking up the industrial process.

      We can laugh at and ridicule Ankle Boy only because he Recovered from a painful experience roughly equivalent to giving birth, but it’s those fucking suits that are to blame.

      Too bad this website doesn’t support the notion of there being a god in charge, because anyone found with soft hands at Gate 9 had ought to take the down escalator.

        1. No worries Mr Gore, I’ll explain for you. As there’s a dearth of GORE, the only sensible positive thing to do, would be to create some. I don’t feel like traveling at the moment, as it disturbs my delicate constitution, that leaves you. Mexico is a fine destination at any time of the year.

          An excellent way to gain attention of a Cartel could be trying to muscle in on their turf and undercutting their prices, products and general business model. As you wont have the resources nor infrastructure to do any of that, the next best way to gain their attention would be, I don’t know….call their mother’s whores and dog dick lickers. I’m sure you can get creative at better insults. As I said, I’ll wait here for the video.

          1. Looks like some beautiful county side with mountains. The closest thing to a mountain from where I live, is the pile of trash that the students left behind at our local college, before returning home for the summer.

            Much envies!

          2. The scenery here is never boring.
            You need to get creative with your mountains and see which student dies of hypoxia or hypothermia first. Set up the trash mountain at NASA’s Space Power Facility, that houses the world’s largest vacuum chamber Here you can easily simulate the bracing high altitude of Mt Everest’s summit without leaving home.
            I believe that they have some badass airconditioners to truly give that minus 75 F look & feel. Watch your students THRILL with anticipation as they wonder who is the next one to turn blue and die.

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