Man Grins After Wriggling Free From Fallen Safe at Brooklyn Yeshiva

 The worker curled up

The worker curled up “like a turtle” when the safe fell on him, a witness said.


BOROUGH PARK — A worker was beaming when he wriggled free from a massive safe he’d been trapped in for about 30 minutes after it fell on him in a Brooklyn yeshiva Monday morning, video shows.

Staff at Yeshiva of Machzikai Hadas at 1350 39th St., near 14th Avenue, had removed the base of a large safe and the Torahs contained inside so they could move it Monday, witnesses said.

A worker, whose name wasn’t immediately released, opened a door to the safe which then started to tip about 10:30 a.m., according to witnesses and an FDNY spokesman.

“He saw he doesn’t have time to run,” said David Friedman, 20, who works at the yeshiva.

“He went inside like a turtle,” Friedman added.

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