Associate medical examiner, Metropolitan Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
Laboratory director, Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Miami, FL
(Received 29 June 1987; accepted 14 July 1987)
A tank truck containing bulk pool chlorinating solution overturned. A man was trapped beneath the truck, and a ruptured seam in the tank released a continuous flow of sodium hypochlorite over him. He survived for 10 min as the caustic solution extensively eroded soft tissue exposed to the chemical flow.
Paper ID: JFS12494J