Injured CTA motorman lifted from tracks, hospitalized

A CTA motorman injured himself after apparently slipping and falling on the Red Line tracks Tuesday morning between Thorndale and Granville. A CTA spokesperson said he was checking a problem at track level when he fell. He was hospitalized and was being treated for his injuries yesterday.

Tovi got this photo of the motorman lying injured on the tracks, and the video of him being lifted in a boom by Chicago firefighters and lowered to the ground, where he was rushed to the hospital. Here’s best wishes for his full recovery. To anyone who thought operating an L train was an easy job, think again.

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Photo and video by Tovi.

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