I don’t feel I need to say much here other than that the guy is a hero, has the balls of a tiger, and deserves some serious public recognition.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
So, here it is…
A New Jersey roofer jumped into a vat of nitric acid solution to save a co-worker who had fallen 40 feet into the tank, fire officials said.
Rob Nuckols, 51, was working on the ground floor Monday morning at Swepco Tube LLC when his colleague Martin Davis plunged through a roof and into the vat of diluted acid and became fully submerged, officials said.
He jumped into the vat and was waist-high while he and three others pulled Davis out… [the] vat contained a 40 to 70 percent nitric acid solution used for cleaning metal tubing.
Rescue workers arrived after five minutes… Nuckols had already rinsed himself off.
Davis is in critical condition with a broken rib, punctured lung, and burns on his legs and side, a relative said.
Nuckols was treated for burns on his legs and abdomen. The three other roofers were taken to hospitals but there was no sign that they were seriously injured.