Following Deadly Accidents On Subway Platforms, Some Call For Improved Safety Measures

April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Following Deadly Accidents On Subway Platforms, Some Call For Improved Safety Measures
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are renewed calls to make the edge of subway platforms less dangerous following several deadly incidents.

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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