Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Worker accidentally bulldozed homes while tenants slept

A confused construction worker accidentally bulldozed a couple’s home while the owners were inside, asleep.

Bozena and Rudolf Hison were woken up on Saturday morning by the heavy noises of walls being demolished.

"At first we thought it was an earthquake. The worker who was manning the bulldozer almost killed us. I could not run outside through the door, so my neighbour had to pull me out," said the 58-year-old Bozena who suffered injuries in the accident.

"It was an enormous shock."

The worker – who arrived at the site at 5:30 in the morning – allegedly misunderstood exactly what he was supposed to demolish on that day, and destroyed four houses instead of the designated support wall.

"That man is insane! My husband was warning him. He was yelling at him to stop, that there are people in the house, but the man just shrugged his shoulders and continued to demolish. No one can tell us this was a mistake," says Olga Zupan, another owner whose home was damaged.

Marko Banovic, the director of the company Boston Global Properties responsible for the accident apologized to the owners.

"This is a great shame. We are very sorry. But I intend to compensate the people for the damage," he assured.

Some media claim that the destruction was not an accident as the supporting wall between the houses in question never existed. ...

via Worker accidentally bulldozed homes while tenants slept - General News - Croatian Times Online News - English Newspaper.

See, this is why I never sleep with earplugs.

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