Electronic maintenance division maintainers Scott Blundo and Brian Walter are being credited for their quick thinking and quicker action.
On January 30, they were performing routine inspections in Brooklyn when they were alerted that someone had fallen on the tracks at the Avenue M station on the Q line.
They flagged down an approaching train and turned off power to the third rail until the person was rescued.
The third rail power was stopped, and the person was safely removed from the tracks.
The MTA says the rescue went smoothly thanks to Blundo and Walter facilitating stopping the train and cutting power to the third rail.
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