Doctors were forced to amputate a man’s leg in order to free him after he became trapped underneath a train in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday morning.
A spokesman for Einstein Healthcare Network on Thursday morning said on Thursday morning that two of Einstein's emergency physicians, Dr. Melissa Kohn and Dr. Megan Stobart-Gallagher, responded to the scene to do the field amputation.
The unidentified 46-year-old man somehow became trapped underneath a CSX freight train near Welsh Road and Grant Avenue about 2:30 a.m., according to investigators.
It took rescue crews approximately two hours to free him. He was taken to Aria Health Torresdale Hospital in critical condition.
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It was not immediately known why the man was on the tracks. The train engineer stopped at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.