Stanley Jack Kemp attempted to save Jeffrey G. Beatty from suffocation, Bothwell, Ontario, May 15, 1983. While clearing the drain inside a chemical-waste tank he was cleaning, Beatty, 20, was overcome by noxious fumes and lay in a foot of poisonous sludge in darkness. Kemp, 29, maintenance man, entered the tank unprotected, located Beatty, and dragged him to a point directly beneath the tank’s only manhole. Kemp left the tank for air, then re-entered and tied a rope around Beatty. With men pulling from above, Kemp tried to push Beatty out of the tank, but he slipped, fell, and was knocked unconscious. Unable to remove Beatty, the men lowered him back to the tank floor. Firemen arrived a short time later and removed Kemp and Beatty, both of whom recovered from effects of the fumes.
59183 – 676259183-6762