NEW YORK – A utility worker is being credited with saving a man who fell onto a New York City subway track just before a train pulled into the station. Cellphone video taken by a Seattle teenager shows Jonathan Kulig, of Queens, picking up a young man who had fallen off a Manhattan station's platform and landed between the rails. The 29-year-old Consolidated Edison engineer then places the disoriented man on the platform and guides him to a nearby bench. A minute later a subway train rumbled into the station. The rescue occurred around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
A New York City subway worker can credit the Bee Gees' 1977 hit "Stayin Alive" for being able to save a co-worker's life after she was electrocuted on the third rail last week. Monique Brathwaite told the New York Daily News on Tuesday she remembers nothing about falling onto the deadly rail, which powers trains, after tripping on the roadbed of the No. 1 train in upper Manhattan. The 35-year-old mother of four spent her weekend recovering from the incident. "I opened my eyes, and my sister was here," she told the newspaper. "I asked her if this was real or fake.
In this photo provided by the Transport Workers Union, Local 100, workers from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority respond to the scene of a subway derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in New York. A subway train derailed near a station in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, frightening passengers and resulting in minor injuries as hundreds of people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.
Lesson learned: Working by the subway intercom is probably not the best time to catch up on your reading. In Toronto yesterday, Michelle discovered an elevator passenger assistance intercom at a subway station that was giving some extremely strange advice. A worker had apparently forgotten to turn off the intercom when he started listening to an audiobook of Dan Brown's Inferno, accidentally including riders on the novel too. After Michelle reached out, customer service was both curious and enticed. The elevator is reading a novel?