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Earlier today I got to witness Concrete falling off a building. Luckily I was on the other side of the street. But still, 10-15 metres away is closer than I'd like to be to such things.

I was pushing Leif in his stroller on the way home from daycare, saw a blur out of the corner of my eye and a loud bang. I heard someone yell "Someone call 911", so I did. My initial guess was a window mounted airconditioner, but I couldn't see an obvious space where one would be missing. The only interesting things I had to say to the 911 lady were the address, a rough description of the damage done to the glass, the fact that it was a thing not a person (lack of blood), and what people were yelling, since I couldn't see through the cars and trucks on the road.

According to the news article, the first 911 call was placed at 17h59. My cell phone log says 17h58. Perhaps I was the first one.

Date: 2009-07-17 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diluvienne.livejournal.com
Wow. That is really sad and tragic... :-(

Date: 2009-07-19 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jbailey.livejournal.com
Yeah. =(

Date: 2009-07-17 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zofia.livejournal.com
That's so horrible. Can you imagine what her partner must be going through? Such a terrible tragedy :(

Date: 2009-07-19 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jbailey.livejournal.com
I can't, actually. Nothing in my life is that horrific.

Date: 2009-07-17 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yuen.livejournal.com
OMG. Wow. The poor woman. I feel so bad for her husband. So traumatic :(

And I can't believe you were so close. Good thing you were at least across the street.

Date: 2009-07-19 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jbailey.livejournal.com
As shocking as it was, I didn't even know for certain someone had been injured until well after I got home. So a certain amount of it is distant, and it still shook me up a lot. I'm shocked that there was someone there with a camera taking pictures.

thats just crazy sad

Date: 2009-07-18 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] westernboy.livejournal.com
glad you were not hurt


Date: 2009-07-24 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeboldt.livejournal.com
Hey Jeff. Just heard that you were there when this happened. So thankful you are safe, but how frightening and unnerving and tragic. Thinking of you today, Janet

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