T worker acts swiftly to aid man on tracks
An MBTA employee helped rescue a man who fell onto the Red Line tracks in the southbound pit at Park Street Station on Saturday, officials said.
Transit police responded to the scene around 6 p.m. and found the man, identified as Richard Morrow, had already been assisted by Roberto Russell, a Red Line inspector, said Lydia Rivera, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Russell said he saw Morrow fall onto the tracks, and got the attention of an oncoming train by waving his flashlight and telling the driver over the radio to stop.
He also contacted MBTA central control to kill the power on the tracks so that Morrow would not be electrocuted by the third rail.
Russell and another passenger then helped Morrow to climb back onto the platform.
“It’s not a routine thing,’’ Russell said in a telephone interview. “I was worried for him and his safety. I just didn’t want anything to happen to Mr. Morrow.’’
Morrow suffered a head injury and was transported to Tufts Medical Center, according to an MBTA Transit police report.