Justin Paul Faur died after attempting to save Dwight R. Johnson from suffocation, Andover, Iowa, April 16, 2005. Johnson, 52, was overcome by fumes in a manure pit beneath the floor of a barn on his farm. Faur, 23, farmhand who worked for Johnson, found him there and alerted others, directing them to call for help. He then returned to the barn and was seen descending into the pit by means of a pump arm that had been placed there. Firefighters responded shortly, found both men unconscious at the bottom of the pit, and, using breathing apparatus, removed them. They were hospitalized for treatment of inhaling manure gases but died of the effects, Johnson, five days after the accident, and Faur, 14 days.
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