Erich Schulz died attempting to save Gary George Ferrier from suffocation, Drayton, Ontario, August 15, 2000. Ferrier, 32, entered the empty, 4,000-gallon tank of a liquid manure spreader at the farm where he was employed to rescue a worker who was overcome by manure gas. Within moments he too was overcome. Of the other farm workers then responding, Schulz, 32, entered the tank with a rope and was seen tying the rope around Ferrier when he too was overcome and collapsed. Arriving firefighters removed all three men from the tank, but none could be revived.
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