A man who was unsteady on his feet tumbled into the Orange Line train pit at North Station this afternoon but was helped out of the pit by customers on the platform as a train approached.
The incident happened after 3 p.m. on the southbound platform, T spokeswoman Lydia Rivera said in a statement.
Surveillance video released by the MBTA showed the man walking at 3:21 p.m. ever closer to the yellow warning strip and then falling in. Bystanders flocked to help him as the lights of the oncoming train grew brighter.
The man made no contact with the third rail. He had no visible signs of serious injury but was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to be checked out, Rivera said.
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