SOUTH LYON, MI. (THECOUNT) — Officials say an unidentified 54-year-old man has died in a “serious industrial accident” on Saturday at Michigan Seamless Tube manufacturing facility in South Lyon.

Company officials at the facility confirmed that the man died after falling into vat containing sulfuric acid.

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Police Chief Chris Sovik tells the newspaper that the man fell into a “chemical solution” and was pulled out. He was taken to a hospital with severe burns. Michigan Seamless spokesman Mark Hommel says the company is conducting a “comprehensive investigation” and is cooperating fully with authorities. source

Sulfuric acid a strong acid made by oxidizing solutions of sulfur dioxide and used in large quantities as an industrial and laboratory reagent. The concentrated form is an oily, dense, corrosive liquid.

The vat of sulfuric acid in this incident had been heated to about 160 degrees as part of the manufacturing process.

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Geo quick facts: South Lyon is a city in Southwestern Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan, in Metro Detroit. The population was 11,327 at the 2010 census. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area, which had a population of 106,139 according to the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

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