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Quick thinking N.Y. trackmen save co-worker's life

Posted on November 4, 2014

Joe r caronetti
Joe r caronetti

NEW YORK — A group of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trackmen saved the life of a co-worker who was about to fall 60 feet to the street from an elevated subway line in Brooklyn, reported the Daily News.

Hoi-Shan Leung tripped during a track-replacement project in May and was knocked unconscious when his head slammed onto a railroad tie on the M line. An arm and leg wound up dangling between two ties and the weight of his body was causing him to slip toward the street below, however, his co-workers sprang into action, grabbing and hoisting their colleague up to safety. For the full story, click here.

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