A BRAVE DEED.
Ontario, JanuaryTs. Lester Brooks, a workman in the Canadian Furnace Company's Works at Fort Colborne, Ontario, lost his life yesterday in en attempt to save that of a fellow workman, Joseph Poetiko, a Hungarian. Several oiher work men had narrow eocapes trying to recover the bodies, Postiko, who was caulking ore, was climbiDg to the upper bell of the furnace, when he slipped and fell head first into the chamber. Brooks rushed to one of the dampers twelve feet below the roof and jumped into the chamber in tho vain hope of saving Postiko. A gang of men tried all through the night to follow Brooke, but were driven back by the fumes. Two men tied ropes to thpmeclvea and rushed into the chamber, where they wpre overcome. They wpre dragged out unconscious, but revived when the furnace cooled. The bodies of Brooks and Postiko were recovered.
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A BRAVE DEED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 30 January 1914
A BRAVE DEED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4368, 30 January 1914
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