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(KCRG)   Let someone know you're going to be in the manure tank   (kcrg.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Volunteer fire department, Fire department, Firefighter, Quad-City Times, Week-day names, eastern Iowa, Wednesday, Death  
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3 days ago  
I would take every manure tank precaution, to prevent that nasty ass drowning.
 
3 days ago  
New Liberty Fire Chief Chad Petersen said his volunteer fire department responded around 10 a.m. Tuesday to the scene. [...]
Firefighters retrieved the man's body from the tank late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.


12+ hours of "no, you go get him".
 
3 days ago  
I know there are a lot of rules about working in enclosed spaces. I'll speculate this guy didn't worry about any of them.
 
3 days ago  
Hell, I worked 39 years in what amounted to a manure tank.

/grew some dynamite shrooms
 
3 days ago  
So instead of kicking the bucket, he kicked the shiat?
 
3 days ago  
That sounds like the absolute worst way to go.
 
3 days ago  
Is that headline a subtle metaphor for "no UFIA"?
 
3 days ago  
Reminds me of a guy I worked with years ago, he was a facilities and maintenance guy.  Every month he'd get warned about leaving ammonia in a mop bucket that he'd then fill with bleach for a different job (we had color coded buckets for different surfaces: bleach for tiles, ammonia for the wood/composite) but he didn't pay any mind.  Until one day he totally forgot what he'd last used in one bucket and refilled a half bucket of bleach-based cleanser with an ammonia based one, and voila! Instant gas chamber in the broom closet!  He lived, but he spent a couple days in the hospital and wheezed for weeks, that shiat breaks down to hydrochloric acid right there in your throat.

Farking OSHA was up our asses for weeks over that.  Mandatory safety lectures for EVERYONE, not just custodial staff.
 
3 days ago  
What a crappy way to go.
 
3 days ago  
No details?

Smothered? Overcome by methane? Sepsis? Crashed into supply truck while pursuing guy in weird orange vest?
 
3 days ago  

8 inches: That sounds like the absolute worst way to go.


Definitely a shi**y way to die.

/came here for this
//surprised I had to do it myself
 
3 days ago  

8 inches: That sounds like the absolute worst way to go.


What a way to go. You'd think that there must be some way to automate whatever he was doing. The shiattiest jobs should be automated first.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
Feel sorry for the family. Really stinks to lose a loved one that way.
 
3 days ago  
Stuck in a tank makes me think he had one way into the tank and he was counting on using it to get back out. That could go wrong in a lot of ways. For instance, if you climbed down on a rope with the idea you'd climb out on that same rope then you got all kinds of crap on your hands while working  then you tried climbing out and got all kinds of crap on the rope then slid to the bottom of tank, right about then you'd realize you're farked. There's no way you can clean the shiat off the rope and there's only so much time you can safely be in the tank.
 
3 days ago  
I've always thought that drowning is one of the most horrible ways to die, slowly, while your lungs fill with water. Now I'm imagining the water being replaced with shiat.
 
3 days ago  
He should never have tried to give a speech on the Republican Party Platform
 
3 days ago  
You all joke and I'd bet dollars to donuts that this person's first language wasn't English...
 
3 days ago  
That's not a slam on the victim but the employer AND environment.
 
3 days ago  

edmo: I know there are a lot of rules about working in enclosed spaces. I'll speculate this guy didn't worry about any of them.


That was what came to mind as well when I read the headline. Where I work, if you're going into a confined space, you call security and get logged on the work board and have a backup point of contact.  Further, if you don't call back and let us know you're done at your end time and we can't reach you within a time limit, we begin pushing buttons and sending "oh sh*t" teams to go rescue your ass. BECAUSE OF STUFF LIKE THIS. Sadly, as another poster remarked, the employer and environment likely didn't have such precautions, and accidents like these are way too common on farms. :(

Also, had a massive "wait what" moment to know that there's a Stockton in Iowa, and it's also a farming/agricultural city. Interesting.
 
3 days ago  

Lambskincoat: I would take every manure tank precaution, to prevent that nasty ass drowning.


It's more likely that he died from methane fumes displacing oxygen in the air. Not a nice way to die.
 
3 days ago  

8 inches: That sounds like the absolute worst way to go.


I'd rather die in a tragic blimp accident over the Rose Bowl on New Years Day.
 
3 days ago  
That's a shiatty way to die.
 
3 days ago  
He died doing what he loved: Providing for his family.

What? You thought I was going to say something crass? What the hell is wrong with you?!
 
3 days ago  

edmo: I know there are a lot of rules about working in enclosed spaces. I'll speculate this guy didn't worry about any of them.


He didn't worry about them at all, right up to the time when the shiat hit the fan and it became obvious to him that he should have been worrying about them. By which time it was too late. Or, the employer didn't have time for safety precautions and the worker figured he didn't have much choice.
 
3 days ago  
A life that could have been not snuffed out just by taking the simplest precaution. A second person.

OSHA requires that any permit required confined space use an attendant outside the space, for basically this very reason.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
Well where else would I be?
 
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