MTA Responds to Viral Video of People Tripping on Subway Step
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:33 AM
Posted online Wednesday, it instantly made its rounds on various blogs and forums. The video, by filmmaker Dean Peterson, opened with a message: "The subway station I use every day has something very peculiar about it... One of the stairs is a fraction of an inch higher than all the others."
In less than 12 hours, "New York City Subway Stairs" racked up 330,000 views.
Peterson explained to NBC 4 New York why he started documenting the falls at the 36 Street subway station, served by the D, N and R trains.
"My girlfriend and I would walk up all the time, and we would always trip," he said. "We just thought we were kind of klutzy. But then I kind of noticed that other people were doing it, too."
Peterson's video shows person after person tripping on a seemingly innocuous step in the middle of the staircase. Some catch themselves instantly; others fall straight to their knees.
In one worrying instance, a man carrying a baby jerks forward as his foot catches the offensive step. He is able to regain his balance by grabbing on to another step in front of him with his free hand.
The dangerous step, it turns out, is a half-inch higher than the others. It's not clear why it was built that way, but after the video went viral and reporters started calling, the MTA went to work.
Crews went to the station Wednesday to block off the staircase in preparation for repairs. It's not clear what the fix will entail, or how long it will take.
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