Frum Construction Worker Falls 30 Feet at Yeshiva Construction Site


construction-siteA 36-year-old construction worker was rushed to the hospital yesterday after falling 30 feet into the basement of a yeshiva being constructed in Kensington, Brooklyn, Courier Life reports.

Although the construction crew scrambled into action, it took rescuers up to 30 minutes to bring worker Shmuli Silber out of the dark pit he found himself falling into on Elmwood Avenue between Ocean Parkway and East 3rd Street

Shmuli was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition.

City Department of Buildings inspectors slapped a partial stop work order on the site, allowing no activity other than the installation of the missing safety guard rails that would have saved Shmuli from injury.

May he have a refuah sheleimah.

{YourNabe/Noam Newscenter}


  1. Why did the city have to step in to have guardrails installed? Don’t we have to construct a ma’akah or do something else to prevent a hazard to people? Somebody was asleep at the wheel here, halachically as well as practically.

    He should have a refuah shleimah soon.