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Man faceplants on third rail, survives 625-volt zap to head

A down-on-his-luck construction worker survived a 625-volt zap to the head after getting pushed onto an electrified third rail during a drunken brawl in Brooklyn.

Witnesses said his body shook and smoke came from his noggin, as he lay helplessly on the subway tracks in East New York on Monday night.

"Yes, I feel lucky. I could have died," Andy Morris, 44, told the Daily News Wednesday from the burn unit at Staten Island University Hospital.

Morris doesn't remember a thing. He just remembers waking up in a hospital the next day.

"When they electrocuted me, they erased my memory," he said. "When I hit the ground, I blacked out."

Police are reviewing video surveillance of the crime at the Broadway Junction station about 7:30 p.m. No one has been arrested.

A rolling argument began on the Queens-bound A train near the Jay St.-Borough Hall station. It spilled onto the platfor

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Added: Sep-9-2010 Occurred On: Sep-9-2010
By: Zipper10
Tags: Man survives, 625 volt zap, construction worker, electrified, East New York
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