Leo Franklin Cox, 39, track foreman, saved Wilford Boswell, 30, laborer, from suffocation, Greencastle, Indiana, March 30, 1930. Boswell was overcome by gas in a tank car that contained a very small quantity of gasoline and lay unconscious at the bottom of the tank under the dome. Holding his breath, Cox lowered himself through the dome feet first to the bottom of the tank and tied a rope around Boswell under his arms. He was forced to take a short breath, felt he was being affected by the gas, and quickly climbed out of the tank. Others helped Cox pull Boswell out of the tank on the rope. Boswell was revived.
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