Man Slips at Train Station; Citizens, Railway Employees Push Train Car Enough to Free Leg

ABC News (Austrailia): People power used to free a man who was trapped between the platform and a train at a Perth station.

Commuters and railway staff at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday collectively rescued a man that was trapped at the ledge of a train station. They were able to free the man’s leg by pushing a train car to the side in order to free his leg.

The man was boarding a rush hour train at Stirling station, northwest of Perth, Western Australia, when one of his feet slipped between the train doorway and the train station ledge. This caused his leg to become trapped — wedged in the gap.

Quick-thinking passengers and staff saved the man’s leg, as it was being squeezed by the 90-tonne weight of the train car. The group effort was able move the train enough to help the man lift his leg out of entrapment.

The man was not injured and was able to catch the next train.

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