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Brooklyn, NY - FDNY Rescues Chasidic Man in BP Trapped By Falling Torah Safe

Published on: July 10, 2017 06:08 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - There were some scary moments today for a Chasidic man who became trapped inside a safe when the giant metal structure toppled over on top of him.

The incident took place this morning just before 10:30 AM at Yeshiva Machzikei Hadas Belz located on 39th Street near 14th Avenue.
The safe was in the process of being moved and had been emptied of almost all of its sifrei Torah and removed from its supporting base.  When Shalom Binet, who was moving the safe opened one of its heavy metal doors, the massive safe tipped forward without warning. 

Witnesses said that Binet had no time to run, instead tucking himself inside the safe as it pitched forward.

David Friedman, who works at the yeshiva told DNA Info, that Binet “went inside like a turtle,” (http://dnain.fo/2uKaWGM).

FDNY officials said that Engine Company 282 and Ladder Company both responded to the scene, using tools to stabilize the safe so that Binet could be freed.  Firefighters spoke with Binet as they worked, propping the safe up on wood blocks and removing one of the doors so that Binet could slide out from underneath the safe. 

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It took a group of more than five firefighters approximately half an hour for the rescue to be completed. Binet emerged from the safe in good spirits and firefighters also removed a sefer Torah that had been left in the safe.

Binet was transported by Hatzolah to the hospital with minor injuries but appeared to be otherwise unharmed.




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 Jul 10, 2017 at 06:55 PM zeide Says:

As the saying goes "mer mazel vi seichel"
Again a case of uneducated people doing tasks meant for professionals.

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 Jul 10, 2017 at 08:42 PM MontrealGuy Says:

Reply to #1  
zeide Says:

As the saying goes "mer mazel vi seichel"
Again a case of uneducated people doing tasks meant for professionals.

Like moving a piece of furniture requires professionalism. I went to school for that and have a diploma. Did anyone force you to comment?

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 Jul 10, 2017 at 10:30 PM Deveee Says:

Reply to #1  
zeide Says:

As the saying goes "mer mazel vi seichel"
Again a case of uneducated people doing tasks meant for professionals.

He was taking out the Sifrei Torah.

Thanks for advertising your lack of sechel, idiot commenter #1.

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 Jul 10, 2017 at 11:07 PM Simple until it's not Says:

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MontrealGuy Says:

Like moving a piece of furniture requires professionalism. I went to school for that and have a diploma. Did anyone force you to comment?

To #2 & #3.
Don't be so hard on #1. Moving very heavy objects takes skill, knowledge, planning and experience. Fortunate that he wasn't, G-D forbid, killed.

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 12:04 AM grandbear Says:

no brains here,- I lifted an upright piano by myself ,using a fulcrum and only one foot I can't figure out that these firemen couldn't raise the safe in one minute all they needed is a 6 ft. 2x4 and a block of wood under the middle and only one leg to push down . it would lift that safe in no time.And I DIDN'T NEED TO FINISH SHAS FOR THAT.

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 12:52 AM zshine Says:

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Deveee Says:

He was taking out the Sifrei Torah.

Thanks for advertising your lack of sechel, idiot commenter #1.

The article states, "When Shalom Binet, who was moving the safe opened one of its heavy metal doors, the massive safe tipped forward without warning." He is alive today through sheer mazel!

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 06:02 AM Yungerman Says:

2-3, Have a look who the posted the comment, look on his name, it'll answer all your wonders

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 10:20 AM zeide Says:

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Yungerman Says:

2-3, Have a look who the posted the comment, look on his name, it'll answer all your wonders

To
2,3,5,7
Thanks for the compliments.
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A friend of mine tried to move a vending machine and it tipped over was very lucky b"h.

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 10:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Well Hatzolah can't do everything. Kudos to the FDNY.

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 10:49 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I am pleased the gentleman was not injured.

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 Jul 11, 2017 at 06:16 PM Snaglepuss Says:

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zeide Says:

As the saying goes "mer mazel vi seichel"
Again a case of uneducated people doing tasks meant for professionals.

How uneducated are you? Please tell us what you don't know!

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