Man electrocuted while retrieving cell phone on subway tracks
New York's Christopher Street subway station sees the latest fatality to result from someone chasing a dropped cell phone on rail tracks.
It's easy enough to say: "It's only a cell phone."
Yet people seem so attached to their devices that they will sometimes risk their lives.
In an incident Monday afternoon at New York's Christopher Street subway station, a man dropped his cell phone onto the tracks and decided to retrieve it.
As the Daily Mail reports, the man -- who has yet to be named -- jumped down.
He reportedly came into contact with the third rail and was electrocuted.
His death comes within weeks ofwhen a man also died after jumping onto the tracks to get a dropped cell phone. He was struck by a train.
Yes, there are those who manage to risk their lives by stepping onto the tracks and still survive -- such as one lady in Brazil,.
But it really is just a cell phone. It's not worth the risk.