Russia -- A resident of the Russian town of Lipetsk died tragically while watching the demolition process of a building.
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The tragedy occurred on June 16 in the courtyard of one of the hardware stores of the town. 29-year-old store employee, a husband and a father, Evgeny Titov took a break to watch the process. He took out his cell phone and started filming from a distance he assumed was safe. The area was supervised by the construction workers, who were supposed to stick to the safety rules and to ensure there were no outsiders.
The building was being demolished with a bulldozer. While the multi-ton vehicle skidded, trying to snatch a piece of the wall, Evgeny Titov can be heard encouraging the workers. The building did not collapse for a long time, but at some point the wall succumbed, and a huge chunk of it fell to the ground. Multiple bricks pieces bounced off the asphalt at a very high speed towards the observers.
The man standing in front of Titov managed to jump aside, but Titov was hit by the debris. The mobile phone kept recording video even when its owner fell on the ground, unconscious. People are seen running around, screaming and asking for an ambulance.
According to the reports, another man was also injured. However, his injuries turned out to be not too severe, and he was released from the hospital.
Evgeny Titov was not that lucky. Surgeons fought for his life, but his injuries were too severe. As his relatives revealed later, he had all ribs broken, pelvis fractured, internal organs’ damaged, and “a bloody mess for a head.”
The local police are investigating the case. The video recording from the deceased’s mobile phone was taken in as an evidence.
Local reporters learned that a representative of the company where Titov worked paid a visit to his family and offered assistance in organizing the funeral, but his relatives refused to accept the help.
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