Brook­lyn Yeshiva Worker Saves Life by Jump­ing into Safe

Quick-think­ing worker jumps into gi­ant safe as it falls so it doesn't crush him

The Jewish Voice - - THE HAMPTONS - By: Gary Wil­lig

Ayeshiva worker in Brook­lyn was in­stalling a large safe to hold a To­rah scroll when the safe fell on him on Mon­day, the New York Post re­ported.

The quick-think­ing worker saved him­self by jump­ing in­side the safe to avoid be­ing crushed.

The jaw-drop­ping video shows the mo­ment the un­named man es­capes from the 8-foot-long, 3-foot-deep safe — which landed on him face down and open — at the Rab­bini­cal Col­lege Yeshiva Of Machzikai Hadas 39th Street near 14th Av­enue in Bor­ough Park, ac­cord­ing to the New York Post

At least six fire­fight­ers rushed to the scene af­ter the worker was trapped in­side the safe.

“We got him out!” a fire­fighter shouts as the man emerges from the safe and flashes a re­lieved grin.

A gi­ant to­rah was then pulled from the safe and quickly car­ried off.

Res­cuers used metal tools to prop up the heavy safe, al­low­ing the worker to slide out from un­der it, un­scathed.

The lucky-to-be-alive man is seen in the video smil­ing and shak­ing the hand of friend af­ter the wild res­cue. He re­fused med­i­cal at­ten­tion on scene, ac­cord­ing to cops.

The yeshiva had been in­stalling the safe in re­sponse to a rash of To­rah thefts in the area re­cently.

"He was com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the mem­bers [of the FDNY]. He was a lit­tle scared, but in good spir­its. He knew we were there to get him out. We re­as­sured him," said Lieu­tenant Richard Can­non of En­gine 282.

The crews wedged pieces of wood to "se­cure the safe so it didn't move any fur­ther," Can­non said.

They then pulled the metal door that'd been trapped un­der the safe to make room for the man un­der­neath, Can­non said.

"Af­ter the mem­bers sta­bi­lized the safe, we pro­ceeded to try to get the vic­tim out, said Can­non, a 16-year mem­ber of the FDNY.

"We were able to reach in and pull the vic­tim out," he added.

"He did jump up fairly quickly. He was a lit­tle shaken up. He did have a cou­ple bumps and bruises on him, Can­non said.

Apart from be­ing jos­tled, the man seemed oth­er­wise OK, wit­nesses said.

"He was smil­ing, but his hand was shak­ing," Fried­man said.

He went to the hos­pi­tal by Hat­zo­lah, a pri­vate am­bu­lance ser­vice, FDNY of­fi­cials said.

"We were able to reach in and pull the vic­tim out,"

A yeshiva worker in Brook­lyn was in­stalling a large safe to hold a To­rah scroll when the safe fell on him on Mon­day

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