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Caught on Cam: Man Falls on Tracks at SEPTA Station

A man is recovering after he was caught on surveillance video falling onto the tracks at a SEPTA station.

The unidentified man was on the eastbound platform of the Somerset Station above the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street around 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. A surveillance camera recorded him walking down the stairwell and stumbling across the platform before falling onto the track area. 

Witnesses who were waiting on the platform alerted the cashier who called SEPTA police officers. The officers immediately shut the power off to the track area. Two officers and two passengers then removed the man from the tracks. 

The man was taken to Episcopal Hospital where he was treated for a knee injury. Police say it’s unclear what caused the man to fall. 

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