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Survivors of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

Please list any known survivors below.

Any tributes to the individuals hurt or injured in this tragedy are welcome and encouraged at our memorial site

Table of contents
1 New York City
2 Pentagon
3 External Links
4 References

New York City

The great majority of the over 40,000 people working at the World Trade Center at the time of the attack evacuated safely.

Five people, some of whom were firefighters, were reported to have been rescued on September 13, 50 hours after being trapped under debris in an SUV. However, they had in fact been trapped that day. See " class="external">

By 9/21/01, it was reported that 6,291 people had been treated at area hospitals including rescue workers.

As of 9/13/01 9:00 EDT
4300 casualties treated at area hospitals including rescue workers.

Bellevue Hospital treated about 250 people, admitting 33. Injuries included broken bones and bruises; newer patients coming in with post-traumatic stress. The majority of the patients were emergency workers: 82 firefighters and 38 police officers.

The burn unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital received 17 victims, with burns over 14 to 90 percent of their bodies. Three have been released, five died, two were taken off of critical status, and seven remain in critical status as of October 16, 2001. One victim in critical status is Lauren Manning, 40, Cantor Fitzgerald.

Ruth Ifcher is among the survivors.

The 92-acre complex known as Battery Park City, with 9000 residents in 20 buildings, was evacuated immediately following the attack. Though people were allowed to return two weeks later, occupancy remained as low as 31 percent in some of the buildings. The major landlord, the LeFrak Corporation, did not charge rent during the forced evacuation, and offered a month's respite from rent in the most damaged buildings. Many of the residents were too traumatized by the events to want to remain.


88 people were treated by hospitals.

Army Spc. Michael Petrovich, 32, threw a computer through a window, then jumped out behind it. He suffered second-degree burns.

Army Lt. Col. Marion Ward, 44, jumped from a second floor window. He suffered smoke inhalation and a sprained ankle.

Retired Navy Cmdr. Paul Gonzalez, 46, a budget analyst, escaped through the hole in the wall just before the area collapsed. He was in serious condition with burns and respiratory distress.

As of September 13, there were 10 people in critical condition, including:

See also
Missing Persons and Casualties. September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack - Full Timeline
In Memoriam - Casualties - Missing Persons - Survivors - Personal experiences
Donations - Assistance - Closings and Cancellations - Memorials and Services
US Governmental Response - Responsibility - Hijackers - Political effects - Economic effects

See also: "War on Terrorism" -- U.S. invasion of Afghanistan -- 2001 anthrax attack -- World Trade Center -- The Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C -- AA Flight 11 -- UA Flight 75 -- AA Flight 77 -- UA Flight 93 -- U.S. Department of Defense -- Operation Bojinka -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama bin Laden -- Taliban -- Islamism -- Afghanistan -- collective trauma -- September 11

External Links


THE INJURED: A Fireball, a Prayer to Die, Then a Hard Battle to Live, New York Times, 10/17/2001
The Battery Is Down, All Right, and Crippled, New York Times, 10/3/2001
THE MOURNER: In a Landscape of Sadness, Offering Just Her Presence, New York Times, 10/1/2001 the story of Carol O'Neill, wife of a founder of Sandler O'Neill, which lost 67 of 180 employees
THE TRADE CENTER: The Evacuation That Kept a Horrible Toll From Climbing Higher, New York Times, 9/21/2001
AP (NY Times)--190 Feared Dead at the Pentagon
New York Times--Five Firefighters Found Alive in the Rubble