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OHIO FOUNDRY WORKER KILLED IN STEEL PIT
AP News ^ | 9 June 2006

Posted on 06/09/2006 8:24:21 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Foundry worker killed after falling into steel pit. Interesting read. Go to Drudge Report, click on AP Breaking News and find story with the headline above.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: foundry; ohio; pit; steel; worker
What a way to go. The other employee should be named as he is a hero and truly risked his life trying to save Hickman. I don't know if I could jump down in a pit about to be filled with molten steel to save someone -- makes my skin crawl just to think about it.
1 posted on 06/09/2006 8:24:25 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I worked as a rent-a-cop at a steel mill in downriver Detroit. Someone accurately described it as Dante's 7th circle of hell.


2 posted on 06/09/2006 8:27:42 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I believe it. What a harrowing thought to have to "wait until the steel cools" to recover what's left of the guy. Yaaaaaah....


3 posted on 06/09/2006 8:29:06 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Larry Lucido

I worked in a foundry for 5 years - it gets kinda warmish in there.


4 posted on 06/09/2006 8:29:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Graybeard58

Why can't they have an emergancy shutdown that would have stopped the system before it poured?


5 posted on 06/09/2006 8:33:43 PM PDT by DB (©)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
""wait until the steel cools" to recover what's left of the guy."

Nothing is left of that guy!

6 posted on 06/09/2006 8:34:50 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Was it this guy?


7 posted on 06/09/2006 8:39:23 PM PDT by edpc
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
When the steel cools, there won't be anything left of the guy. He's vapor now.

I find it interesting that there are scores and scores of industrial accidents being reported in the press, coal mines etc., when usually there are none reported. They just aren't newsworthy in most cases. Could it be that the media would like us to believe these accidents are happening because Bush is cutting breaks to his corporate buddies? The press did it with homelessness during the early Reagan administration until they were ridiculed into submission by the facts. I think the bastards have just moved on to the next streotype in their DNC playbook.

8 posted on 06/09/2006 8:42:19 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Nothing is left of that guy!

He's just a carbon inclusion now.

9 posted on 06/09/2006 8:42:53 PM PDT by Max in Utah
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To: Max in Utah

He's been encased in carbonite and will decorate the den of an intergalactic menace!

10 posted on 06/09/2006 8:48:50 PM PDT by edpc
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To: kylaka
when usually there are none reported.

The media seems to run as a pack...and sticks to a genre as long as they can. If they can create an 'epidemic' then they can retain viewer interest. That's my guess anyway.
11 posted on 06/09/2006 8:51:54 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: DB

Probably not that easy to just turn off the spigot on several tons of molten steel. Good God, what an awful story.


12 posted on 06/09/2006 8:52:10 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I sure hope the poor guy was not conscious.

I worked with a guy who did steel mill work one summer and he said someone there committed suicide by jumping into a vat of molten steel. There was nothing left of him either.


13 posted on 06/09/2006 8:56:19 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Direct link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3953474.html


14 posted on 06/09/2006 8:58:44 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/STEELWORKER_KILLED?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

There is a working link to the article, don't even need to go to drudge and fish for it.
15 posted on 06/09/2006 9:00:14 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Juan Williams....The DNC's "Crash test Dummy" for talking points.)
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To: CFC__VRWC
I know it isn't easy. But when someone's life is on the line one would expect to have some extraordinary measures in place to save it. An alternate "pit" to dump it in in case of emergency for example.
16 posted on 06/09/2006 9:01:56 PM PDT by DB (©)
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To: Beagle8U
I read the story on the AP Breaking News list just below the foundry accident:

Police: Woman Hits Breeder With Chihuahua

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- A woman angry that her new puppy had died pushed her way into a dog breeder's home and repeatedly hit her on the head with the dead Chihuahua, authorities said.

Couldn't have hurt too much, I suppose. Now a beagle, on the other hand...

17 posted on 06/09/2006 9:08:28 PM PDT by Max in Utah
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To: Max in Utah
Woman Hits Breeder With Chihuahua
18 posted on 06/09/2006 9:11:14 PM PDT by Max in Utah
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To: mwyounce
It wasn't clear whether Hickman, of Homeworth, was killed by the fall or survived until the steel was poured.

Let us hope that the fall killed him. Imagine looking up and seeing all that molten steel pouring down.

19 posted on 06/09/2006 9:13:10 PM PDT by xJones
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To: DB

I think that better training and more safety infrastructure, in combination with more stringent monitoring, is more effective. It was, in my line of work.
Sad that a worker left home to do an honest job, and did not come home. He would not have suffered for a long time, though.

I wish his relatives all the best and hope they can come to terms with this terrible loss.


20 posted on 06/09/2006 9:15:32 PM PDT by Bazooka (Just say what you think. They hate our guts anyway.)
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To: P-40

Could be. But to believe that, I'd first have to believe they are honest brokers, on average. I've never seen any evidence of that, ever, during my lifetime.


21 posted on 06/09/2006 9:17:40 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: xJones
"Let us hope that the fall killed him. Imagine looking up and seeing all that molten steel pouring down."

A guy I used to work with, was working in maintenance in a GM stamping plant. Some guy was working inside a big die in a 5000 ton press, he didn't have it locked out properly and the press tripped and cycled with him in it.

He saw it coming but nothing he could do to get out in time. My buddy said the sheer terror in that guys eyes is something he will never forget as long as he lives.

It busted that guy into fist sized chunks and right down through to the scrap conveyor.
22 posted on 06/09/2006 9:37:25 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Juan Williams....The DNC's "Crash test Dummy" for talking points.)
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To: Beagle8U

Here's another true story to put you off your cornflakes:

I worked a summer job at a metalworks and one Friday night at the start of a long weekend a burglar fell through the roof and was impaled through the thigh and buttock (I won't be more graphic; use your imagination) on a 6-foot stainless steel spike that was part of some piece of equipment awaiting shipping.

The medical examiner's report later said he had probably been alive for almost three days.

Now that is a very uncomfortable way to go.


23 posted on 06/09/2006 9:57:01 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
Gordon Hickman, 41, was operating a massive ladle near the rim of the 35-foot pit just before noon when he fell into it, moments before the 2,600-degree steel was poured in...

2,600 degree molten steel...he's dead, Jim.

24 posted on 06/09/2006 10:13:14 PM PDT by Sender ("Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-b*tches we're going up against. By God, I do".)
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To: Sender

All things considered, better that than Alzheimer's.


25 posted on 06/09/2006 10:19:57 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy (It's a fight to the death with Democrats.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; A. Pole
OHIO FOUNDRY WORKER KILLED IN STEEL PIT

The chance to drown in molten steel sounds almost as bad as picking lettuce.

If this kind of thing keeps up, steel work might become another job American's won't want to do.

26 posted on 06/09/2006 10:31:38 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Max in Utah

The breeder is in legal trouble or certainly would be in our state; four weeks is far too young and not many vaccinations could have been administered, if any even were. Using a puppy's corpse as an weapon is just plain sick, and if the one puppy was sick, the woman wasn't very bright about the likelihood of the other puppies being sick as well.


27 posted on 06/09/2006 10:37:37 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I knew a guy that witnessed such an accident in a West German steel mill 50 years ago. The poor guy just disappeared. After the ingot cooled, it was trucked to a cemetery and buried.


28 posted on 06/09/2006 10:38:46 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: metmom

did they still use the molten steel afterwards?


29 posted on 06/09/2006 10:48:12 PM PDT by kokonut
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To: kylaka
>>The media... <<

I'd first have to believe they are honest brokers, on average.

Thanks. I needed a good laugh.

30 posted on 06/09/2006 11:49:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Build the fence. Sí, Se Puede!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Poor man, may his soul rest in peace.


31 posted on 06/10/2006 12:04:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Beagle8U

Thanks. Started to post the story and got the copyright thing which said something to the effect that I was going to be thrown into a molten vat of steel if I posted or...


32 posted on 06/10/2006 3:43:02 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

If the government would just let me, I'd shake Al-Qaeda.


33 posted on 06/10/2006 3:45:38 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
In Buffalo, NY one time, Somebody committing suicide jumped off the top of City Hall and was impaled right through the middle of his torso on the flag pole right out front. He slid about 6 feet down the pole. They closed off all downtown for the rest of the day while some poor somebodies had to retrieve the body. They showed the silhouette on the news. Pretty unforgettable also.
34 posted on 06/10/2006 5:44:49 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: kokonut; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Use the steel? He didn't say but he also commented that the guy just vaporized.


35 posted on 06/10/2006 5:46:27 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Sounds like how a comic book hero gets his powers. Mild-mannered foundry worker who, due to an industrial accident, finds himself coated in an impenetrable alloy which makes him impervious to fists, knives, bullets, explosions, radiation ......


36 posted on 06/10/2006 6:00:13 AM PDT by jimboster (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me)
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To: Beagle8U
He saw it coming but nothing he could do to get out in time. My buddy said the sheer terror in that guys eyes is something he will never forget as long as he lives.

It busted that guy into fist sized chunks and right down through to the scrap conveyor.

Dear Lord, that's horrible! That's the kind of death you'd only wish on someone like Osama.

37 posted on 06/10/2006 7:27:43 AM PDT by xJones
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To: kylaka
I find it interesting that there are scores and scores of industrial accidents being reported in the press, coal mines etc., when usually there are none reported. They just aren't newsworthy in most cases. Could it be that the media would like us to believe these accidents are happening because Bush is cutting breaks to his corporate buddies? The press did it with homelessness during the early Reagan administration until they were ridiculed into submission by the facts. I think the bastards have just moved on to the next streotype in their DNC playbook.

The media won't be happy until all industry is gone from America. Then, they will whine about joblessness.

38 posted on 06/10/2006 7:35:14 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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