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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 06:03 PM
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133. Firefighter reports civilian on 7th floor of WTC1 survived the collapse
FIREFIGHTER MICHAEL Morabito
Saving civilian on 7th floor of WTC1 after it fell:

We hooked up with a guy from Rescue 5 and a guy from Rescue 2 and we helped rescue one civilian who was trapped on the 6th floor and pulled him down there from So we had to climb up and this guy is trapped at
probably about the 7th or 8th floor and he was just sitting on a piece of concrete when the whole building came down. I had shimmied out like a piece of conduit and he lowered him to me and I pulled him over, because we were over a big hole, I think it was the north tower.


LIEUTENANT JAMES MCGLYNN survivor of WTC1 collapse

WE YELLED ON THE FOURTH FLOOR I SAID OKAY HE MUST HAVE KEPT GOING. AT THAT POINT
WE TURNED AROUND AND DECIDED TO EXIT WE SAID OKAY LETS GET OUT OF HERE. WHEN WE TURNED
AROUND TO EXIT THE BUILDING CAME DOWN. I BELIEVE I WAS BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR ON THE HALF LANDING AND IT STARTED TO SHAKE AND VIBRATE THEN HEARD THE SOUND OF FLOORS IMPLODING ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER YOU HEARD IT COMING AND YOU HEARD IT GETTING LOUDER
AND LOUDER AND LOUDER AND LOUDER AND THINGS ARE COMING DOWN ON TOP OF YOU. I HIT THE FLOOR AND ROLLED TO THE WALL AND JUST KIND OF COVERED UP INTO FETAL POSITION AND I STARTED SAYING MY PRAYERS FINALLY THAT STOPPED AND THE DEBRIS STARTED COMING WHEN THE LOUD BANGING STOPPED I SAID OKAY AT LEAST IM NOT GOING TO GET CRUSHED OR IM NOT
GOING TO GET CRUSHED ON IMPACT. THEN THE DEBRIS KEPT COMING AND IT STARTED COVERING ME UP AND THOUGHT OH GOD IM GOING TO DIE AND JUST GET BURIED ALIVE SAID WOULD JUST RATHER DIE QUICKLY THAN GET BURIED ALIVE THEN THAT STOPPED. IT WAS KIND OF LIKE TWILIGHT THERE WAS SOME VERY LITTLE LIGHT THEN ALL THAT THE SMOKE AND THE DUST AND EVERYTHING
LIFTED AND YOU COULD SEE. AT SOME POINT PROBABLY MAYBE AN HOUR OR SO AFTER THAT
DONT KNOW IF IT WAS CAPTAIN NOW CHIEF JONAS MADE CONTACT WITH SOME OUTSIDE UNITS OR MAYBE IT WAS CHIEF PICCIOTTO IM NOT 100 PERCENT SURE WHO MADE CONTACT.

WHEN WE CAME OUT RIGHT HERE THERE WAS THIS GULLY IT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS
REMEMBER WHEN WE FINALLY CAME OUT WE HAD TO WALK DOWN INTO THIS CRATER.
Conclusion blanked out.

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