9-1-1 Calls From Fatal Chemical Spill


by WDJT Editor

THERESA-One day after one worker was killed another hurt in a chemical spill, authorities released the 9-1-1- call that came in to report the tragedy.

"I just I have been calling my husband all day," a frantic woman reports, "and I just got over at work and he's laying in a coating room with another guy and I can't get em' out."

The woman's husband, 65-year-old Thomas Persha, survived.

55 year-old Roman Torres died.

Both men were from Horicon.

Investigators say toxic fumes were released when a pail was knocked over and two or three different chemical compounds mixed.

The accident took place at "Vivid Image Manufacturing" where they make audio and video recording equipment.


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