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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:20 PM

Called to Work During Superstorm Sandy, Tribeca Parking Attendant Drowned

(The Nation) Sometime during the mid-afternoon hours of October 29, as Superstorm Sandy was heaving up the East Coast, Anthony Narh, an African immigrant, limped toward his job at Empire Parking, an underground garage serving one of the toniest strips of one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods. Nestled near the watery edge of TriBeCa, Empire Parking was smack in the center of an evacuation zone—and Sandy was heading straight for it.

As the winds picked up and debris was flying up and down TriBeCa’s narrow streets, Anastasia Ratia, an architect and designer who lives with her aunt at 92 Laight Street, a high-end building adjoining the garage, ran into Narh and a co-worker. Ratia and her aunt had already evacuated but were making a last-minute run to the building; Narh, who walked with a severe limp, was just arriving for work. (At the garage, he was known as Jackson.)

“I said, what on earth are you doing here?” recalled Ratia, 34, who grew emotional as she recalled the story. “And he said, I was called in to come.” When Ratia asked whether the garage’s manager had asked Narh to come in, Narh placed the responsibility higher up. “He said, ‘No, the big boss.’ And I just said, that’s craziness. They’re just cars!”

When the Hudson River burst its banks several hours later, the water raced toward the garage and trapped Narh inside. He never made it out. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thenation.com/article/171228/called-work-during-super-storm-sandy-tribeca-parking-attendant-drowned



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marmar Nov 2012 OP
mzteris Nov 2012 #1
exboyfil Nov 2012 #3
tblue37 Nov 2012 #5
jeff47 Nov 2012 #7
mzteris Nov 2012 #8
Barack_America Nov 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. can you say worker's comp

with death benefits?

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Response to mzteris (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:53 PM

3. Can you say depraved indifference

Just like asking that student to go in a cherry picker during a storm at Notre Dame. People in positions of responsibility should know better.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:58 PM

5. Oh, they know better--they just don't CARE. nt

Last edited Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:58 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:51 PM

7. That is a problem to be solved with lengthy jail sentences. (nt)

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:58 PM

8. that, too.

I hope their families sue the profits off these glorified rich old white guys.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:30 PM

2. Just horrible!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. I was listening to the scanner that night and there was a man...

...who was trapped in a parking garage that had flooded, on top of a car and unable to get out. The police/whomever was speaking on the radio mentioned the plight of this gentlemen several times but they couldn't get near. I wonder if it was this man. Whether or not it was, what a tragedy.

PB

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:46 PM

6. Manslaughter? Wrongful Death?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:00 PM

9. You got it

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