New York Daily News
There are scores of people packed onto subway platforms at any given time, so it takes a sharp-eyed transit worker to spot a life-threatening hazard before it happens.
Anthony Monserrate, 54, from the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, was that transit worker on Oct. 17 shortly after 9:30 p.m.
About 15 feet in front of his conductor’s window, Monserrate saw a woman at the Inwood-207th St. stop approach the edge of the platform as the A train started to roll out of the station.
“Once she hit that yellow line, I saw that she wasn’t going to stop,” Monserrate said.
The woman fell between two train cars, coming perilously close to hitting the third rail and the train wheels, Monserrate said. But he was able to yank the emergency brake, which Monserrate and transit union officials said likely prevented the woman’s death.