D. Joseph Quinn, 29, conduit inspector, attempted to save Francis W. Kapus, 24, cable splicer’s helper, from suffocation, Camden, New Jersey, September 26, 1930. Kapus descended a ladder in a manhole 11 feet deep and was almost immediately overcome by carbon dioxide. Quinn saw him fall and realized he had been overcome by some kind of gas. A rope was looped around Quinn by men who had arrived, and he descended to the bottom, removed the rope, and stooped over to put it on Kapus. He was overcome and fell partly on Kapus. Later a man, who was roped and wore a gas mask, descended the ladder and rescued Kapus and Quinn. Both were revived.
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