Covering the ears made no difference:
the noise seemed to resonate the body tissue from within.
A deep rumbling torture.
It was no use shouting.
Eyes, watering from metallic oil fumes and some undefined noxious stench, caused blurred visions of wheels and levers.
In the distance a few patches of blue laced the dark skies.
Far away windows to a tantalizingly clear stratosphere occurred.
Weary builders cheered. Another element vanquished?