Kennecott worker dies after weekend exposure to sulfur dioxide

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2017 11:01 p.m.

    I can't imagine them not needing supplied air and full coverage, if there is potential exposure. As well as a spotter and rescue plan and ventilation.
    My condolences, and may he rest in peace.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 11, 2017 11:55 a.m.

    "Employees who work at the smelter are required to wear a respirator while performing their duties, he said."

    That's dependent on the concentration of the sulfur dioxide. It's nasty stuff, and in a lot of cases, especially in industrial use, it requires a full coverage, fresh air supply system. I'm betting the poor guy was using the wrong kind of protection for his exposure level. RIP.