Our Pledge To You

Chicago

Man dies after falling from platform at Fullerton CTA station

A Chicago resident has started an online petition asking Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority to install calming blue lights at all train stations as a way to prevent train suicides.

Sun-Times file photo

A man was electrocuted when he fell from a CTA platform onto the third rail early Tuesday in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North Side.

The man, who has not been identified, fell from the platform onto the tracks at the Fullerton station at 1:37 a.m. in the 900 block of West Fullerton, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of electrocution by falling on the third rail and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Normal service had resumed by about 6 a.m., according to the CTA.