Philadelphia SEPTA Worker Injured In Fall From Train
A Philadelphia-area commuter rail employee was injured when she fell off a moving train on February 10. According to this article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, she used her flashlight to wave down another train and get help.
The woman, whose name has not been released, fell from a SEPTA train just north of Levittown, PA, in this on-the-job injury.
The article said that police found her hat, a shoe, train schedules, and a ticket punch along the tracks. She was knocked unconscious, but regained consciousness and waved down a later Amtrak train with her flashlight.
The woman was taken by an ambulance to a nearby hospital.
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