A man has fallen into a chemical solution in southern Lyon

South Lyon – A 54-year-old worker died after sulfuric acid growth at South South steel manufacturing firm in a "serious industrial accident" attitude.

Daniel Hill was totally in the 10-12 percent sulfuric acid environment on Saturday evening when collaborating with Michigan's Seamless Tube sharply to pull it from the industrial container, burning it out of the solution At least 160-degree chemicals, Chief Executive Robert Vogel said.

"Other employees saw, cohabiting him in the tank," said Vogel. "It was totally submerged and 100 percent were covered in burns. The gentleman wanted to find out. They ran and caught him and pulled it out."

Nearly 11 hours later, the Hill of chemical combustion expires at 11:30 p.m. On Saturday, Kristin LaMaire, an administrative assistant for Washtenaw County Medical Examiner said.

South Lyon police responded to an emergency call at about 12:21 p.m. said that day to the manufacturing facility at 400 McMunn St., Chris Sovik Chief Police. Hill employees placed a safety shower, and then turned to the Michigan University Hospital in Ann Arbor

"He was talking when we were there," said Vogel. "He was walking and talking. Unfortunately, he did. It was quite burned."

It was not clear how Hill finished up to the extent and how long it was before he was saved, he said.

Vogel told the cohabitants who helped put a brooch into their hands. The Medics went to the scene.

Neighbors asked that Hill and his wife, Pamela, tragedy of the incident. Stephen Kobylarz said the couple moved from Lake Whitmore to a new house they built in South Lyon in July.

"They are very nice people, quiet," said Kobylarz. "They love their new homes and the wildlife, the wildlife, the deer. They said they saw a coyote. They are very nice people. It was really a shock when I heard about it."

The efforts to contact Hill families were unsuccessful.

Mark Hommel, a seamless Michigan spokesman who works in human resources, said the company was "an estimated employee" since April 2017. He said that the company is launching the "comprehensive investigation" and is " co-operate fully "with the Occupational Health and Safety Administrative Investigation Michigan.

Pardeep Toor, a public information officer for the Licensing Department and Michigan Regulatory Affairs, stated in an email statement that the MIOSHA inquiry has begun the incident.

"MIOSHA can not provide information on an open investigation," he said. "Usually, this type of investigation may take several weeks or months."

Michigan Seamless Tube, one of the largest employers in South Lyon, has had seven workplace safety breaches since 2012, according to the United States Occupational Security and Security Administration, and fines of $ 93,000.

The company's Company's $ 17,500 fine in the event of repeated infringement in August that it did not protect or protect an employee from "pinch points", where people or body parts could be captured in a machine or equipment.

Regulators found that there were four "serious" infringements in America in Seamless Town in 2012. As a result, a $ 35,000 settlement resulted in four cases of exposed pinch points exposed to 18 employees.

Another serious infringement related to the company's control of hazardous energy and also had a fine of $ 35,000.

Ultimate final breaches included a fine of $ 2,500 because there were no annual audits of energy control procedures. Regulators also found that 18 employees did not receive training on hazardous energy sources, resulting in a further fine of $ 2,500.

In addition there was a $ 1,000 fine and a failure to do harm within seven days in 2012.

In 2014, the state also found that the company was not keeping accumulated free material storage areas that could cause fire or explosion or harbor pests. The infringement applied to 12 employees, although no fine was issued.

Sovik, chief of the police, remembered in 2007 that the police were sent to the company when an individual hit heavy machinery and died. Kevin Wilson was his name, an operator of the company, according to the United Unions.

Unable to reach the United Steel Operators immediately to comment on Saturday's event.

Jimmond Seamless Tube is a wholly-owned subsidiary, based on Indiana Specialty Steels Works Inc. The company emerged from the bankruptcy of Chapter 11 in 2017 and renamed Optima Steel Specialty. It is also owned by steel manufacturers Niagara LaSalle Corp. in Hammond and Corey Steel Co. in Ceicaric, Illinois.

bnoble@detroitnews.com

The writer James Dickson added to the team.

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