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    :: Sunday, August 20, 2006 ::

    'Hot as hell' - By RENATO GANDIA, edmontonsun.com
    Survivor watched in horror as man baked to death

    FORT MCMURRAY -- For about 40 minutes, carpenter apprentice Jeff McColl watched helplessly in unbearable heat as co-worker Michael Gauthier, 64, hanged limp in a harness inside a TransAlta boiler at the Suncor Energy site.

    This was after almost two hours of being trapped inside the boiler the two were cleaning on Aug. 4.

    At the same time, McColl was dealing with his own dehydration due to the heat and he was 'screaming for help.

    'I was screaming for them to spray us with water from a fire hose. They never did,' McColl, 27, said from his hometown in Port Alberni, B.C.

    McColl couldn't say what the temperature inside the boiler was, but 'it was the hottest I've ever been; it was hot as hell.'
    for additional details see original article: Survivor's harrowing tale - Fort McMurray Today
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