Dozens Of Commuters Tilt Train To Free Trapped Mans Leg : Teamwork Personified!

Just a quick post to recognise the unity and combined strength that can come from a group effort (both literally and metaphorically). A classic example of this was demonstrated in Perth, Australia when a man who had trapped his leg between the platform and the train was freed by a group effort to free him. The man slipped when trying to board and was unable to dislodge his leg, until several dozen commuters managed to orchestrate a dramatic and inspirational rescue effort. They all leant against the train and together began to push until the train tilted enough to free him! Once the gap was big enough, the man removed his leg and was able to carry on with his day with just minor injuries!

Great to see humanity sticking together in adversity…nice work!



The Telegraph, (2014). Watch: commuters tilt train to save man's trapped leg in Perth. Retrieved 6th August, 2014, from

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