2 MTA workers hailed as heroes for saving man who fell onto subway tracks

MTA employees were honored Wednesday after saving a man who fell onto the subway tracks in Downtown Brooklyn Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2020, 9:40 PM

Updated 1,357 days ago

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2 MTA workers hailed as heroes for saving man who fell onto subway tracks
MTA employees were honored Wednesday after saving a man who fell onto the subway tracks in Downtown Brooklyn Tuesday.
The man fell onto the tracks seconds before a train came speeding in. Those workers are now being called heroes.
Roberto Ritcher and Cha-Nikka Cheatham were on the subway platform just after 12 p.m. at the Jay Street MetroTech station when they heard a pop. They believed it was a balloon that the man was holding.
When they saw the man on the tracks, they jumped down and helped bring him back up to the platform, seconds before the train came. Cheatham helped the man, who was bleeding, get the medical attention he needed.
The MTA workers say they are glad the man was not hit by the train and hope to meet him soon.


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