CTA worker falls onto Green Line tracks

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Chicago-Saturday-December 12,2009 Fourteen people were injured Saturday when a CTA Green Line train car derailed on the elevated tracks near 59th and Prairie. All the injuries were reported as minor. Only one car of the six-car jumped the track, but remained upright. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said 48 people were helped by the train.Thirty-four of the passengers refused treatment. The CTA provided shuttle busses for passengers to bypass the accident. (Photo by Allen Kaleta)

A CTA worker was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he fell onto the Green Line tracks at a South Side station.

The worker fell onto the tracks shortly after 7:30 a.m. at the Ashland/63rd Station, according to CTA spokesman Brian Steele.

The worker did not make contact with the third rail and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, Steele said.

Trains were temporarily halted at the station, but were on the move again by 7:55 a.m., the agency reported.

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