Eyewitness in the container disaster: “There were tremors and then boom, half fell in my garden”

Two workers, 20-year-old Diab and Ated and 28-year-old Hassan and Ated, were killed this morning (Sunday) in a serious work accident at a construction site in Carmel Castle, which occurred when an external elevator fell from the 12th floor onto a container that was standing on the ground.

Vafik Vad, Diab’s uncle and Hassan’s relative, spoke with Ben Caspit and Aryeh Eldad on 103FM and told about the incident: “I still don’t have exact details, we are waiting, there are investigations, the police, to check exactly what happened there.”

Later, he told about the members of his family who were killed in the incident: “Hassan, a 28-year-old guy, just got married a year ago and has a four-month-old baby. A blossoming guy, very simple. A human being for everything. And my sister’s son, Diab, is 20 years old. He just finished his “B and started working, in order to continue his studies. He wanted to study. But because of the difficult situation with his father, Caspit, he went to work. He has a sister who studies at Ramat Gan College, so he went to work to help his father.”

“A 20-year-old boy, a flower, still a flower, hasn’t seen anything in life yet, still at the beginning of his life. I understood from his father that he intended to leave this job. They called us. I received a call from my sister, but how did it reach them? You can’t talk to my sister Now, I have no details.”

“I didn’t understand the magnitude of the disaster because I was panicking”

Judith Simentov, an eyewitness to the horrific accident, spoke later on the program, and told about what happened: “In the morning, like every morning, I go out to drink my coffee, smoke a cigarette in the corner, I have a sitting area with a table. The fence is adjacent to the path that connects my fence to the buildings that are being built. This container is also next to me, very close. I don’t know exactly how it happened, because I’m not an investigator, but I do know that I was sitting, I was talking to my daughter, and during the conversation, then I say to her, ‘Rotem, I hear rustling Weird. Wow, as if something is going to happen, everything here is shaking to me.”

“We are talking even before the elevator fell on the container. There is simply ruin here. Half of the height fell into my house, into the garden. It was close to me, one and a half meters, but at one and a half meters even when it happened, objects flew, ceramics flew from the wall that I have here on The chair I was sitting in. If I hadn’t gotten up seconds before then it would have been a disaster,” she said.

“In those seconds, I was still on the phone with my daughter, before I heard the big boom. I moved three steps forward and suddenly there was a boom, fragments flew at me, it was nothing serious, probably such fragments that flew at me, and I did not understand the magnitude of the disaster because I became anxious, I started To tremble,” continued Semintov.

“I went outside, and I have a big garden, I get out of it, reach the stairs and shout to my husband, ‘Get out, don’t let the elevator fall.’ Under my chair were tefillin, I didn’t pick them up for some reason, for a few days, it didn’t bother me that it was there.”

The scene of the incident in the Carmel Castle (photo: police spokesmen)

“They don’t work on the site, until now there were all kinds of investigators of elevators here, that’s what I understood, some of them also entered my garden. For some reason I asked all kinds of questions about what’s going on here, everything here remains a ruin, they didn’t know how to answer me, but there was an investigator here LAH 433. Even so it was very scary because we are very close to the building. They made such a transition here, shame and dishonor, they put a roof like I have here with small shingles, made of plastic, with pillars made of several irons,” she concluded.

Assisted in the preparation of the article: Shani Romano 103fm


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