WHILE the work of fumigating the landing on the second floor of the New York Hotel, in George street, was in progress yesterday afternoon, Robert Rose, 36, fumigator, living at Ultimo, was overcome by escaping fumes from his apparatus. The maid, seeing him lying unconscious, attempted to go to his assistance, but became partially exhausted and had to retire. Rose was conveyed to the hospital. On arrival he was found to be dead.
–The Braidwood Review (NSW ) Tuesday 15 February 1921.