Man Falls Down Subway Grate

Some people just never learn that anything involving the NYC Subway can be dangerous. Hopefully this is a lesson now understood by an unidentified man who fell down a subway grate this morning in Queens. Samantha Tata & Greg Mocker of Pix11 have more:

A man fell at least 20 feet into a subway grate in Queens Tuesday after opening the grate in an attempt to grab his keys which had fallen through the slats , emergency officials said.

The call came in about 10:50 a.m. about a person who tumbled down the opening at 24-20 Jackson Ave., EMS said.

The unidentified man has been rescued and taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately know.

Fire officials at the scene said the man dropped his keys into the grate and opened it himself to try to grab them. But when he did, he plummeted down the chute.

I understand that your keys are important. The same can be said for things like a cell phone, wallet, etc… However instead of trying to play the hero & retrieve it yourself, call in for help so it can be properly & safely retrieved. Hopefully the injuries suffered will be minor at best.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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