Man dies from electrocution after peeing on third rail of G train

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UPDATE: According to reporter Andy Newman the man actually fell on the rail. That makes much more sense.


Early this morning at the Broadway G train stop in Williamsburg a man was electrocuted and died after peeing on the third rail at the station. From DNAinfo:

Matthew Zeno, 30, and another man were walking north on the southbound side of the subway, near Union Avenue, when Zeno paused to urinate and inadvertantly contacted the third rail, according to the FDNY and NYPD.

The second man, who was not named by police, tried to help Zeno, but sustained an electric shock as well, police said.

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