Man, Moment, Machine

Season 1 Episode 6

Mine Rescue Mask

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 13, 2005 on The History Channel
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Mine Rescue Mask
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It's 1916, and several workers involved in building a tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie become trapped after an explosion. The workers and their rescuers have only one hope for getting out--Cleveland resident Garrett Morgan and his new rescue hood invention. After a tragic fire at rival sewing factory killed hundreds, Morgan became determined to invent a device that could save workers trapped in a fire or industrial accident. In 1914, he receives a patent for a large heat-resistant canvas hood with a tube that hangs toward the ground and enables the rescuers to breathe the filtered air. When the explosion occurs, eight workers are killed instantly, while eight more lay dying. Morgan arrives and, when no one else is willing to test the hoods, Garrett and his brother don the masks and heroically head down into the tunnel to pull out survivors.moreless

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Francais Nickolas Andrade

Francais Nickolas Andrade

Young Garrett Morgan

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Peter FitzSimmons

Peter FitzSimmons

Garrett Morgan

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Andy Freeman

Andy Freeman

Rescue Worker

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Alexander Cukor

Alexander Cukor

Onlooker

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