April 2, 2012 12:00 AM
There were three accidents on subway platforms over the last 48 hours alone. In each case, a passenger tumbled from the platform onto the tracks below and was struck by an oncoming train, CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported.
Last month, a tussle on-board the L train spilled out onto the platform at the Bedford Avenue station and both men fell onto the tracks.
One man was able to climb out, but 20-year-old Joshua Basin was struck by a train and killed.
The number of subway incidents is growing. Last year, 147 people were hit by subway trains, a 15 percent spike in accidents from the year before, highlighting a push for more safety underground.
In many cities across Europe and Asia, platform screen doors have become the norm "
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