Mr Croucher, surveyor to the Cuckfield Union Council, is lying in the Haywards Heath Cottage Hospital as the result of being overcome with gas fumes while testing drains at Cuckfield. Mr H Knight, who, while at the top of a manhole, tried to get Mr Croucher out of the inspection chamber, was also overcome. The two men were rescued by a Mr J Patendon, and - recovered after being treated with artificial respiration.
Kilburn Times,19 September 1913.
Contributed by Malcolm Davison.
Photo: Fire girls bringing out girl workers who have been overcome by smoke fumes at a National Shell Filling Factory. From Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection. Wikimedia public domain image.
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