Acid Fumes Vaporized Man on Tanker, Shocking Accident: Fact Check


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Shocking Accident Video: Sulfuric Hydrofluoric Acid Fumes Vaporized Man on Tanker

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1. Sulfuric hydrofluoric acid. evaporating fumes will dissolve any living organism in vapor. A man is turned into water vapour. His cells are in a billionth of a second, hotter than the surface of the Sun. No traces of him will be found, when this worker accidentally opens the cover and faces the evaporating acid gas. He is mixed in the air.
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2. A Very Danger Acid Accident.
Sulfuric hydrofluoric acid. evaporating fumes will dissolve any living organism in vapor. A man is

3. Man gets electric shock on top of a tanker truck

4. This guy opened the tank and vaporized into air in an instant

Fact Check:

A shocking and disturbing video in wide circulation online claims to show how Sulfuric Hydrofluoric Acid Fumes Vaporized Man on Tanker. The strong and hot acid fumes coming out from the tanker allegedly evaporated the man and turned him into water vapour almost instantly. Before the ‘incident’, the man on tanker is seen opening the lid of the tanker, something sprays over, and a fire blast takes place as he stands up. So, let us examine the reality of the video, whether or not the acid fumes vaporized man on Tanker.

Have the Acid Fumes Vaporized Man on Tanker?

The video in question is also circulating through WhatsApp forwards. Notably, it appeared with other descriptions saying a Man gets electric shock on top of a tanker truck. The video appears to show the man’s head accidentally touching high tension cable over the tank before the fire blast takes place. However, there are no credible reports to validate the claims accompanying the video.

Firstly, there’s no chemical called Sulfuric hydrofluoric acid, the message is probably referring to Fluorosulfuric Acid (HSO3F). The acid indeed is highly corrosive to organic compounds like human skin, but the reaction takes time. Like portrayed in video, it certainly will not evaporate a man instantly. Shown below is an experiment on the Flesh-Eating Hydrofluoric Acid:

If you observe the video closely after the man opens the tanker, nothing comes out of it immediately and there’s no pressure inside tank. Whatever the spray, it comes from the right side of the tanker and it could also be the exhaust of the vehicle – not any acid fumes. It is also highly unlikely, an acid that dangerous is transported or handled like that.

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The Man Gets Electric Shock on Top of Tanker?

As shown in the video, the High voltage power lines in use do not carry so strong electric energy to vaporize a man instantly. It is also unclear whether or not the man really touched the high-power line above. More suspicious is the fact that the fire blast appears below the tanker and also in front of it. It does not cause any other kind of damage to the tanker or even the plastic can.

Above all, it is not even true that the Electric Shock or Acid Fumes Vaporized Man on the Tanker and made him disappear into thin air. The man in fact fell backwards and his body landed on tracks on top of the truck, going out of view. You can also see his leg kicking off a white plastic can container he had beside him before opening the tanker. Towards the end of the video, notice a man comes at the back of the tanker and checks around. Considering the low-resolution video, it is difficult to confirm if he is the same man who fell on tanker or someone else.

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Video Editing

The flaws mentioned above and absence any credible reports suggest the video showing electric shock or acid fumes vaporized man is not real and edited. The video appeared on LiveLeak website in October 2018 and carried an unclear scrolling watermark towards the end. At the beginning of video, there’s also some unusual number display on top right.

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It is possible, someone took an old CCTV footage, edited and presented it as a shocking accident. Chances are the viral video is meant to spread scare or awareness among people stealing gasoline kind of fuels from such tankers. In fact, in Jan. 2019, Facebook page NotiDigital Bochil Chiapas shared the video with a similar message saying this thief trying to extract a bottle of gasoline from the tanker opened the lid and faced acid gas that evaporated him. Note the white plastic can the man has beside him, which he kicks off later after the ‘accident’.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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