Falling death from SEPTA station platform ruled accidental
Service on the Market-Frankford Line was halted for about two hours Wednesday.
The death of a man who fell from a station platform on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line in Center City was ruled accidental, a city spokesperson said Thursday.
The man, identified as Jackie Martin, had just exited a westbound train at the Eighth Street Station shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday when he stumbled on the platform and fell between two cars in the track area, a SEPTA spokesperson said. The train was starting to leave the station when Martin fell.
The Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of death was blunt impact injuries and the incident was ruled accidental, said James Garrow, spokesperson for the city Department of Public Health.
Service on the line was halted for about two hours while authorities investigated.
Further details about the man weren’t immediately available.