2 MTA workers rescue elderly man from subway tracks in Manhattan

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
2 MTA workers rescue elderly man from subway tracks in Manhattan
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Two MTA workers are being hailed as heroes when they jumped into action to rescue an elderly man who fell onto the tracks.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man fell onto the tracks Friday morning at a subway stop in Greenwich Village, but thankfully an alert train operator managed to stop his train in time.

The incident happened at the West 4th Street stop shortly after 8 a.m.

The MTA says the operator got off the train and joined the conductor to rescue the man, as shown in video posted to Citizen App.

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With the help of a straphanger, the MTA workers lifted the man onto the platform.

Police say he hurt his ankle.

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg released the following statement:

"We've come to expect NYC Transit employees to courageously help the New Yorkers they serve. In this instance an alert train operator first managed to stop his train short of what could have been a tragic impact, then joined the conductor in rescuing a customer from tracks. We are proud of their heroism and applaud their dedication."

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