Gary L. Fulton died attempting to rescue David H. Crawford from suffocation, Columbus, Ohio, June 30, 1975. In answer to a fire department call for assistance, Crawford, 30, entered a drainage pit at a processing plant to try to remove unconscious workmen and was overcome, falling face down in fluids from animal matter used at the plant. Fulton, 27, baking plant worker, immediately descended a stairway into the pit, which contained noxious fumes. He tried to lift Crawford but collapsed on top of him. Rescue personnel removed Fulton, Crawford, and the plant workmen, but none survived.
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