Worker in critical after hitting third rail

August 13, 2008 3:06:01 PM PDT
A CTA worker was critically hurt Wednesday after being shocked by an electrified third rail. It happened Wednesday afternoon on the Red Line at the Roosevelt and State Street station.

Firefighters rescued the man from the tracks. The fire department says he is in "extremely critical" condition.

The CTA cut power to The Red Line between Grand and 35th Street for about 30 minutes.