The poor man. I have always stayed well back from the edge of the platform. Call me paranoid, but there are too many nuts out there.
Not to mention kids that charge around blindly.
Yeah, me too. I don't take trains/subways very often. Recently I was in Britain taking a train from Portsmouth to London and back and there were "Wanted" signs posted everywhere asking for help in solving a similar crime where some unlucky commuter was pushed to their death onto the tracks.
I live in the sticks and have never been near a subway or a platform, and I mean no disrespect to the victim here.
But it appears to me that he is standing next to the chest-high platform. Am I seeing it wrong—is it possible that he is not standing but rather dangling?—or is it really the case that he is unable to pull himself up over a four-and-a-half-foot ledge?
Is the surface possibly very slippery? Or perhaps it happened in a split-second? The still photo makes it look like he is standing and contemplating his fate.