NEW YORK — A New York subway worker has survived electrocution on the third rail thanks to a co-worker performing CPR to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive.”
Monique Brathwaite tells the Daily News she remembers nothing about her fall onto the deadly rail that powers trains.
The 35-year-old mother of four was hospitalized after Friday’s accident in a Manhattan tunnel during maintenance work. She later learned co-worker David Martinez rushed to her side to do life-saving chest compressions.
Martinez says he suddenly remembered reading that the rhythm of the Bee Gees’ 1977 disco hit song was perfect for CPR — 103 beats per minute.
Brathwaite was badly burned and will need skin grafts. She calls Martinez her hero.