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    Firefighter Overcome by Toxic Fumes

    Second man dies after manure pit incident

    KWQC News
    Posted: Sat 05.07.05 -- 17:03:26
    ANDOVER, Iowa (AP) - A second man overcome by manure pit gases during an incident last month in Andover in eastern Iowa has died. The family of 23-year-old Justin Faur, of Teeds Grove, says he died Saturday at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Faur was overcome by the gases when he tried to save Clinton County cattle farmer Dwight Johnson, of Andover on April 16th. Police say Faur called the 911 emergency phone number and then jumped into an underground pit to rescue Johnson, who later died on April 20th. Officials say Faur and Johnson were in the process of draining the pit's liquefied manure. Faur's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.

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    Faur, Justin P

    Age: 23
    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Asphyxiation
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 04/16/2005
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time:
    Activity Type: Search and Rescue
    Death Date: 04/30/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Industry

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Andover Volunteer Fire Department
    1367 Washington Street
    Andover , Iowa 52701
    Chief: Leon Bott

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Faur was attempting to rescue a fallen victim from a liquid manure pit when he was overcome by toxic fumes (hydrogen sulfide). He and the victim were rescued and were transported to the hospital. He remained hospitalized until his death on 04/30/2005. The victim died as a result of his injuries also.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Memorials may be given to the Andover Volunteer Fire Department or the University of Iowa Hospitals. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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    A fallen Hero

    Justin Faur was my cousin. Though we were very close when he was younger, we grew apart the older he became. I knew Justin well enough to know that he died doing what he thought was right. He died for a man who he loved and respected. He left behind many friends and family. Justin, we love you and we miss you. You are our fallen hero!!!

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