Roofer killed by boiling tar

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Poor Guy :(


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    Torrington -- A construction worker is dead after falling from the roof he was working on and falling into a vat of boiling tar.

    Police say Robert Halvorson, 21, South Windsor, was working on the roof of a three story building near the edge when he accidentally fell over the side. The fall alone was likely to be fatal but he fell in a 300 gallon vat of roofing tar.

    Investigators were still trying to figure out how the worker from Eastern Roofing Corp., lost his footing.

    "It looks like one of the operators of the crane reached into the tar and pulled the victim out, but the victim died here at the scene,"said Lt. Chris Smedick, Torrington police.

    The rescuer, Claude Blackshev, was badly burned by the 500 degree tar. He was taken to the Greater Bridgeport Burn Center for treatment and was listed in fair condition.


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  3. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

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    Maybe all these construction workers need to ask for hadardous duty pay. They seem to have so many serious acidents.
     
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    This is very sad.
     

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