David A. Snow helped attempt to save Richard M. Luzier from suffocation, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2, 2007. Luzier, 48, was climbing from the belowground lift station of a sewer system after working on a pipe there. He fell to the bottom of the 10-foot-deep pit, where he lay unconscious in wastewater. A coworker entered the pit and lifted Luzier’s head out of the water, but he too lost consciousness in the pit’s oxygen-deficient atmosphere, which contained toxic fumes. Snow, 29, engineer, who was another coworker, entered the pit in a rescue attempt, but he also lost consciousness and collapsed. Responding rescue personnel removed the men from the pit. Snow survived but required extensive hospitalization for acute respiratory distress. Luzier and the first coworker died at the scene.
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