From the Daily News:
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.
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 platform about 10 stops later. Witnesses told cops that Morris was boozed up and belligerent and took a swing or two at a couple of other men.
The ruckus attracted a ring of onlookers, including one who stepped forward and shoved Morris without warning. A police source said the person who pushed Morris was not one of the two younger men he was arguing with.
"I want them to catch them," Morris said of the of the culprit who shoved him. "It was malicious."
The near-death toss was the just the latest bout of misfortune for Morris, who lives at Samaritan Village, a homeless shelter in East New York. He lost his construction job when the economy tanked and now fears he may never be able to work again.
"My fingers are fried," Morris said.