Man Falls Through Roof Into Vat of Nitric Acid

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM EDT

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Man Falls Through Roof Into Vat of Nitric Acid

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM EDT

A scary situation in New Jersey.

According to NorthJersey.com, a 44-year-old ironworker is in critical condition after falling 40 feet through a factory roof into a vat of nitric acid on Monday.

The man suffered a broken rib, punctured lung and burns on his legs and side, according to the NorthJersey.com report. A group of co-workers helped rescue the man, according to the report.

Read the NorthJersey.com story HERE.