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File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

CTA Worker Hospitalized After Touching Third Rail On Yellow Line

The employee was working with a shovel along the northbound tracks of the Yellow Line, about two blocks from the Oakton Street station.

02/18/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Possibly Intoxicated Man Dies After Falling On Third Rail Of Red Line

A California man died early Friday after he fell off the Addison Red Line train platform and came into contact with the third rail, authorities said.

06/07/2013

CTA RED LINE

Loyola Student Electrocuted By Third Rail On Red Line

A Loyola University senior is dead, after falling onto the electrified third rail on the CTA Red Line tracks early Saturday.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

CTA RED LINE

Woman Injured After Falling On Third Rail At Howard ‘L’ Terminal

A woman fell and touched the electrified third rail at the Howard CTA Red Line terminal Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Photo Of CTA Purple Line South Blvd. Station. (CTA Photo)

Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Vehicle Drives Onto Brown Line Tracks, Catches Fire

A vehicle drove onto Brown Line tracks, hit the third rail and caught fire Sunday morning, causing major delays.

01/01/2012

CTA Suspects, 2008

Man Pleads Guilty In CTA Track Electrocution

The third of four men charged with beating and chasing another man on a Red Line subway platform from where he fell and was electrocuted pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.

03/15/2011