Sunday, January 02, 2011

NYC Sanitation Slowdown a Life Saver

A week after the blizzard, something good actually comes from the sanitation slowdown.
The blizzard saved his life.

A despondent West Side man took a leap out of his ninth-floor window this afternoon — but was saved when he landed onto a huge pile of garbage that’s been collecting since New York’s devastating post-Christmas blizzard, officials said.

The man apparently attempted his death leap at 12:04 p.m. from a building on W. 45th St. between 8th and 9th avenues, police said. The man, in his 30s, landed on his back and was taken to Bellevue Hospital

A worker at the building said the man is a resident at the building on the ninth floor.

“I can’t believe the garbage broke his fall,” said an astounded neighbor, Ingrid Suprock, 26, who lives next door.

“I guess the trash saved the guy.”

For the first time in a torturous week, what has been going all wrong, finally went right.

Collecting trash has been piling up around the city — as sanitation workers try to catch up with snow removal that has bogged down the city since the day after Christmas.
I almost expect Bloomberg to take credit for saving the guy's life.

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