Edward Hicks, 25, laborer, attempted to save Auburn A. Money, 37, laborer, from burning, Dublin, Indiana, August 19, 1938. When crude oil vapor exploded in the vicinity of a storage tank from which sludge was being removed, flames extended 160 feet from the tank, which then exploded. Hicks, who was just inside the fire area, ran from the flames and extinguished fire on his clothing. Money, who was near the tank, called for help. Shielding his face with one arm, Hicks ran into the flames about 25 feet, reached Money, and aided him to a point beyond the flames. Money died from burns later in the day. Hicks was seriously burned and was disabled for more than 19 weeks.
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