John Alfred Sanders, 48, cupola tender, attempted to save Alexander P. Barsan, 49, cupola tender, from suffocation, Salem, Ohio, February 5, 1929. While charging a cupola in a foundry, Barsan climbed into the cupola after the fire had been started to change the position of a casting and was overcome by carbon monoxide. He lay seven feet below the charging door on coke, through which a little smoke was rising. About the time Barsan was overcome, another man fell into the cupola and was overcome. Holding his breath, Sanders climbed into the cupola, put a rope around Barsan at his shoulders, and then extended his arms to men at the charging door. He became unconscious as the men pulled him out. He was revived. The rope slipped from Barsan as men pulled on it. Later Barsan was removed, but he was dead.
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