Paul Haas helped attempt to rescue Timothy B. Haas from suffocation, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, May 30, 2008. Timothy, 17, was overcome by fumes after entering a 20,000-gallon, aboveground gasoline storage tank to rescue his father, who had been affected by the fumes as he was cleaning the tank. Timothy helped in getting his father out of the tank, but then he collapsed inside. His father re-entered the tank for him. Another worker who was present shouted for help to Timothy’s brother, Paul, 19, laborer, who was nearby. Paul then entered the tank, and together he and his father attempted to lift Timothy. Paul collapsed. Responding rescue personnel removed all three men from the tank. Timothy died at the scene of asphyxia. Paul and his father required hospital treatment for their injuries, Paul being detained 19 days for treatment of extensive chemical burns and respiratory distress.
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