Donald R. De Vine died after helping to save John J. Ladasky, Jr. from suffocation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1971. Ladasky, 30, maintenance man, who was working in a gas-line manhole with DeVine, 56, head regulator man, and a laborer, was affected by escaping gas and collapsed. De Vine and his fellow worker dragged Ladasky to a ladder and thrust him upward toward the ground-level opening. Other workmen lifted Ladasky out. DeVine and the laborer then also collapsed. Others entered the manhole to give aid but were themselves affected by the gas. When firemen removed DeVine and the others, none could be revived. Ladasky recovered after treatment at a hospital.
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