Mark Lester Olson died attempting to save Pamela J. Geist from suffocation, Golden, Colorado, September 2, 1982. While cleaning a large tank with a toxic solvent, Mrs. Geist, 32, was overcome by fumes despite the protective gear she wore, and she collapsed inside the tank. Olson, 26, brewery station operator, heard her pleas for help and immediately entered the tank. Within moments, he was overcome by fumes and collapsed. Another man entered the tank and removed Mrs. Geist, who was revived. The other man then descended again for Olson, but he was overcome by fumes. Both he and Olson died.
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