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GVC hands non-executive director role to Nygaard-Andersen

first_img Topics: People Strategy GVC hands non-executive director role to Nygaard-Andersen Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter People GVC Holdings has appointed Jette Nygaard-Andersen, an experienced media, digital and entertainment executive, as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.Jette currently serves on the board of medical technology company Coloplast AS and also chairs the board at global esports organisation Astralis Group A/S, which recently listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Denmark.Between 2003 and March 2019, Nygaard-Andersen held several senior executive and non-executive roles at Modern Times Group AB, working with companies in online and mobile video gaming, esports, social media video content and platform.Prior to this, Nygaard-Andersen spent six years as a senior strategy consultant at Accenture, advising clients in the telecommunications, media and entertainment sectors. She also had a spell with global logistics company A.P. Møller-Maersk, working in finance, strategy and business development roles.“Jette’s appointment further extends the breadth and depth of the Board’s collective experience and international outlook,” GVC chairman Lee Feldman said. “We look forward to her contribution given her extensive experience in consumer-facing businesses in the entertainment, media and technology sectors.”Feldman will soon step down from his role at GVC after the operator last month named former William Hill director Barry Gibson as its new chairman.Gibson, currently chairman of HomeServe, will replace Feldman in February – almost a year after his departure was first announced.center_img GVC Holdings has appointed Jette Nygaard-Andersen, an experienced media, digital and entertainment executive, as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th December 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Aston Martin shares have nearly doubled! Are they still a buy?

first_imgAston Martin shares have nearly doubled! Are they still a buy? Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 29th June, 2020 | More on: AML “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Luxury carmaker Aston Martin (LSE: AML) shares have jumped since hitting a 52-week low back in March. The stock has added nearly 100% in the past few weeks. However, despite this performance and the company’s financial issues, the stock may have more room to run. Aston Martin shares on offer? It’s clear investor sentiment towards Aston Martin shares has deteriorated over the past year. The carmaker has lurched from one disaster to another.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The firm has had to ask shareholders for extra funds to keep the lights on several times. The group has also replaced its CEO and came close to collapse towards the end of last year. An emergency fundraising and new majority owner helped the organisation avoid collapse. Aston Martin shares were in dire straits even before the coronavirus crisis. The sudden drop in demand has done little to improve the situation. Indeed, the company’s problems stem from the long-delayed launch of its new DBX SUV model. This was supposed to push the business into a new era of growth. Unfortunately, it has nearly bankrupted Aston Martin. Nevertheless, after more than a year of uncertainty, the business now finally appears to be in a good position. At the end of April, the company locked in a £500m+ fundraising and, towards the end of last week, the group announced another £250m cash call. Moving aheadFollowing these efforts, the company has around £500m of cash to help see it through the current crisis. Meanwhile, DBX production is set to begin in July. The organisation is also in the process of cutting 500 jobs and refining its product line. On top of this, a new £1.5m+ hypercar is in the pipeline for launch next year. All of these efforts suggest Aston Martin shares may have a bright future. The company has had trouble in the past, but its new majority-owner and chairman, Lawrence Stroll, has deep pockets and seems to be committed to the business. The firm’s new CEO, who was recently appointed by the chairman, is also well regarded in the automotive industry.The new management doesn’t guarantee that Aston Martin shares will take off, but such an experienced team suggests the group is now in safe hands. If they can successfully bring the new models to market over the next two years and continue to improve the automaker’s financial position, the outlook for the stock seems positive. As such, now could be a great time to buy Aston Martin shares as part of a well-diversified portfolio. As I noted the last time I covered the company, the carmaker’s brand alone could be worth as much as £2.6bn, which suggests the stock could offer significant upside from current levels despite recent gains.Owning the shares in a diversified portfolio would allow you to benefit from this upside potential while minimising downside risk. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Another two big hits from the Top 14

first_imgThursday Jan 15, 2009 Another two big hits from the Top 14 We have another two big this for you from the weekend, and this time they’re coming once again, from the Top 14.As we all know, the Top 14 is littered with foreign players these days. From Kiwis to English, Samoans to South Africans, it’s what makes the league so interesting to watch, and adds a new dimension to what would have been possibly a different style of play.The physically of the south sea islanders in particular is often on show, as it is here when we see this huge hit from Bayonne’s Filimone Bolavucu on Montaubans’s flyhalf Cdric Rosalen. Watch as Bolavucu reads the long, floated pass, timing the tackle perfectly and flying in to hit him hard.It looked pretty spectacular, but there is a question over the legality, despite him seemingly looking to wrap his arms. Tackles like this will always be up for discussion, with opinions varied. It wasn’t high, but the impact was huge as the shoulder made contact with the frame of the much smaller Rosalen.The second hit in this clip comes from the incident packed Perpignan and Bourgoin game again, with Karena Wihongi putting in a solid, textbook looking hit on Perpignan flanker Jean-Pierre Perez.Well timed, rocking him back, it was great commitment and timing from the big front ranker. It’s always good to see the big boys throwing themselves around the pass, so this tackle in particular was a pleasure to watch. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Another two big hits from the Top 14 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Five charity winners of Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorldUK announced

first_img Howard Lake | 20 October 2015 | News Five charity winners of Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorldUK announced Ronan Keating supported AntiBulling Pro in #UpgradeYourWorldUK. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Hugh Milward, Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft, said:“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response to the #UpgradeYourWorld campaign here in the UK, and are proud to have launched an initiative that celebrates people and organisations who do great things. It has been really exciting to see how charities and their supporters have got behind this activity, and we’re delighted that Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is one of our winners”.Microsoft UK offers free and discounted software to eligible organisations. Advertisement Mollie King supported Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in #UpgradeYourWorldUK. Five UK charities have each won $50,000 in Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorldUK campaign, following a public vote.Microsoft launched #UpgradeYourWorld in several countries as part of its launch of Windows 10, the new version of its operating system. It invited UK charities and not-for-profit organisations to rally their supporters to demonstrate the scale of their support.Thousands of votes were received for hundreds of charities, some of whom engaged celebrity supporters to help them boost their vote. The winners of £32,000 and Microsoft tech support are:• Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a charity that cares for and rehomes over 8,000 dogs and cats a year.• Cahonas Scotland, a male cancer awareness charity dedicated to help turn around Scotland’s poor health record.• Buglife, a charity proactively ensuring that Britain’s natural habitats have a bright future.• Anti-Bullying Pro, The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools.• Freegle, a recycling initiative that reduces the amount of unwanted possessions ending up in landfills.Little Mix supported Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in #UpgradeYourWorldUK. Tagged with: corporate Funding  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Vamps supported Teenage Cancer Trust in #UpgradeYourWorldUK.last_img read more

Open letter to delegations participating in the London Conference on Somalia on 23 February 2012

first_img March 2, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to delegations participating in the London Conference on Somalia on 23 February 2012 SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more to go further If identifying those responsible for all these murders is very difficult, only an independent international commission of enquiry would be capable of carrying out the necessary investigations in the current political context. Such a commission, the creation of which is supported by many political figures and NGOs, would enjoy all the independence necessary for shedding light on the violence against the media. This is why we are asking you to examine the issue of violence against journalists and to consider the possibility of creating such a commission.At a time when the discussions about a successor to the transitional federal government are taking a new direction, we also urge you to look at the possibility – once a new political system has been created – of establishing institutions capable of assuring the best possible security and protection for journalists working in Somalia.According to our monitoring, 27 journalists have been arrested since the start the year (two of whom are still detained in Hargeisa), nine journalists have been threatened and one news media has been censored. Journalists are constantly exposed to misuse of criminal and anti-terrorism laws. In its annual report in 2011, NUSOJ reported that seven journalists were injured, 19 were arrested arbitrarily, seven media were attacked and libel actions were brought against at least five newspapers.We are aware that this conference already has a very full political agenda but we must point out that it has raised the hopes of Somalia’s population and its journalists. Each of the participants at this conference has a duty to come up concrete solutions for those who are the victims of the daily violence.We are at your disposal if you would like more details about the situation of any of the journalists and news media that have experienced problems in Somalia.Finally, we hope that you will be sympathetic to our requests.Sincerely,Olivier BasilleReporters Without Borders secretary-general RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Follow the news on Somalia Help by sharing this information Organisation SomaliaAfrica Reporters Without Borders has written to the more than 50 national and international delegations attending tomorrow’s one-day London Conference on Somalia to draw their attention to the alarming situation of journalists in Somalia.Open letter to delegations participating in the London Conference on Somalia on 23 February 2012 Subject: Call for an independent international commission of enquiry into the murders of journalists and for the creation of mechanisms to prevent violence against journalistsNational Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), four journalists were killed in 2011, three were killed in 2010 and nine were killed in 2009.This year has also begun badly with Hassan Osman Abdi, the head of the Shabelle Media Network, being murdered outside his home by five unidentified gunmen on 28 January. He was the third head of the Shabelle Media Network to be killed because of the position he held, following Bashir Nur Gedi in 2007 and Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe in 2009.A journalist’s murder is not just one more act of violence linked to the regional context, one more random by-product of the conflict. It is a targeted action of a very political nature whose perpetrators must be brought to justice, or else the entire population risks being deprived of news and information. However, no investigation into any of the murders of journalists in recent years has resulted in those responsible being arrested and charged, highlighting the judicial system’s inability to render justice to victims and their families. News News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Receive email alerts News RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Halloween Safety Tips From the Pasadena Fire Department

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Public Safety Halloween Safety Tips From the Pasadena Fire Department Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:56 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Many hallmarks of Halloween – lit Jack o’ Lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes – pose fire hazards.As children and families select costumes and decorate their homes, the Pasadena Fire Department encourages everyone to implement simple safety precautions to ensure that this year’s festivities are fun and fire-free.Halloween is one of the top five days of the year when candles are used, and according to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are the cause of thousands of house fires and injuries each year along with millions of dollars in property damage.But a few simple precautions can help you protect your home and trick-or-treaters against fire and other accidents this Halloween:• When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long, trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t ignite easily if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your children are wearing masks, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.• Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry as part of their costumes.• Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters.• It is safest to use flashlights or battery-operated candles in Jack o’ Lanterns. If you use real candles, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside Jack o’ Lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or utility lighters. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn, and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.• If you choose to use candle decorations, be sure to keep them well attended at all times.• Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.• Remind children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their faces with their hands, and rolling over and over to put out the flames.)• Use flashlights as alternatives to candles and torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters whose costumes may brush against the lighting.• If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.• Make sure children go trick-or-treating with responsible adults.• Remind children to stay together as a group and walk from house to house.• Review how to cross a street with your children. Look left, right, and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street.• Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up.For more information, call the Pasadena Fire Department at (626) 744-7177. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Two St. Joe Hospitality-Managed Hotels Receive Acclaimed Industry Distinctions From Forbes, U.S. News &…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Previous articleSurvey: Black Americans attend church and pray more oftenNext articleSome dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WaterColor Inn overlooking the white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Two St. Joe Hospitality-Managed Hotels Receive Acclaimed Industry Distinctions From Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Travel + Leisure Twitterlast_img read more

Supply Of Oxygen : Delhi High Court Directs Meeting Between Govt, Hospital And Suppliers

first_imgTop StoriesSupply Of Oxygen : Delhi High Court Directs Meeting Between Govt, Hospital And Suppliers Shreya Agarwal26 April 2021 6:45 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today directed the 3 major stakeholders in the Covid-19 oxygen shortage issue plaguing the national capital – apart from the pandemic – the hospitals, the Delhi government and the suppliers of oxygen, that they must get together and conduct a meeting on a priority basis at 5 pm today to discuss modalities of, and issues in oxygen supply to hospitals across Delhi. This, even as a representative of a major supplier, M/s. Inox, Siddharth Jain, informed court that their “transporter takes 10 MT oxygen, dropping 2 MT in every hospital,like a milkman,” but midway during this gets SOS calls is diverted, disrupting supply chains.Jain complained to the court, “I’ve been doing this for 20 years, have not got a single complaint pan India from any hospital. It’s only Delhi, please tell why?” Jain also told the court, that Inox was overburdened, short-staffed due to the virus attacking its workforce as well, however, they would ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to the hospitals, provided they knew whom to supply it to.He indicated that allocation of hospitals to different suppliers would ease the burden on different suppliers, and streamline the process of oxygen supply – at a time when demand is high and supply low.The bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli has been hearing urgent pleas praying to the court for exigent oxygen supply. It has directed the parties to attend the meeting at 5 pm today itself, and present a report on the same before court tomorrow.Acting on the suppliers’ complaint that it is not possible to keep filling in compliance forms every 2 hours on details of supply, as requested by the Delhi government, the court also directed that “compliances should be kept at a minimal level” to avoid burdening the suppliers unnecessarily.While appearing for the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has maintained that there is “enough oxygen” if it is “distributed properly”, he also submitted that it had come to their notice that the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government had got in touch with Jindal Steel and Power Ltd top-honcho Sajjan Jindal, seeking procurement of extra oxygen. Shunning this practice in strong words, he said that, “The procurement of oxygen has to be at the national level only, else there will be complete chaos. State government can procure (empty) tankers (to pick up oxygen in) but not oxygen.”This was in reference to the Delhi government’s earlier admission before the court that though it had been allocated oxygen from various plants, being a non-industrial state it had no cryogenic tankers to pick up the oxygen in.Tags#Delhi High Court COVID 19 Oxygen Supply Oxygen Shortage Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more

New York City skyline turns bright blue after transformer explosion

first_imgSimin Liu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A transformer explosion lit up the night sky in New York City on Thursday, turning the skyline bright blue for a moment and frightening residents in the process.The fire broke out at a Con Edison plant in Queens at around 9 p.m. and was under control within the hour, police said. There are no injuries reported.“The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed facility in Queens,” the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced in a Twitter post.A subsequent NYPD tweet confirmed that the “incident in #Astoria was result of transformer explosion. No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterrestrial activity.”Con Edison blamed the massive flash on a “brief electrical fire” at one of its substations in Astoria, just 5 miles northeast of the Empire State Building. The power supplier said it is evaluating power outages in surrounding areas and investigating the cause of the fire.“There was a brief electrical fire at our substation on 20th Avenue & 32nd Street in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m. this evening, which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area,” the company said in a tweet. “Con Edison has been in contact with officials at LaGuardia Airport, which switched to backup generation at the time of the transmission disturbance.”Nearby LaGuardia Airport grounded all flights for about 30 minutes in order to do an airport inspection, according to the FAA. An air traffic control tower at the airport was running on a generator as of late Thursday night and some terminals were without power, according to local and airline officials.“Due to a power outage in Queens, there is partial flight operations @LGAairport,” airport officials said in a tweet. “Many flights are departing, some are not. Please check flight status with carrier.”New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said crews were working to fully restore power “as soon as possible,” but he did not offer a timeline.“There are no active fires and no significant loss of power except to LaGuardia Airport, where crews are working to restore full power to the airport as soon as possible,” Cuomo said in a statement.The blue flash could be seen from as far as Manhattan — across the East River from the airport — and some residents said it appeared to be daytime for a moment, according to multiple social media posts.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Michigan man dies on the job after falling into a vat of sulfuric acid

first_imgChristopherBernard/iStock(SOUTH LYON, Mich.) — A Michigan man died on the job after he fell into a vat containing sulfuric acid.The man, a 54-year-old resident of South Lyon, was an employee at the manufacturing company, Michigan Seamless Tube, the South Lyon Fire Department confirmed to ABC News.The man was checking to see if a solution in the vat was 10 to 12 percent sulfuric acid when he fell in, South Lyon Fire Department Chief Robert Vogel told ABC News.The fire department was called to the scene at around 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 9, Vogel said.The man was pulled out of the vat by two coworkers and was transported to the hospital where he died approximately 11 hours later at 11:30 p.m., officials said.“He lived in some of the worst pain imaginable,” Vogel told ABC News.Michigan Seamless Tube released a statement expressing their condolences.“A valued Michigan Seamless Tube employee was involved in a serious industrial accident on Saturday afternoon. The employee was taken to The University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He did not survive his injuries and passed way at the hospital,” the statement read. “The employee was 54 years of age. The Company is conducting a comprehensive investigation of the accident and is cooperating with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.”Vogel tells ABC News that the Michigan Occupational safety and Health Administration is also investigating the incident. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more