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@David_desJ Because I was talking with a very distressed person and did not dare take my eye off him, and misunderstood that the Transit worker had left to summon help. She was apparently going to a break, and the two people in the booth didn’t stir.
@David_desJ Because a despondent person, weeping uncontrollably, is an unambiguous sign of extreme distress. BTW: One person a month jumps off the GW Bridge. One person a week is killed by a subway train. Your $10 million per life works out to a half billion annually.
@David_desJ Lots of numbers there. Any point of reference for your 1/100,000 figure for an evidently despondent person?
@givehillhell @JQuaglione I guess you Tweeted without reading. Carry on.
@David_desJ Right. One person under a train stops tens of thousands of people, requires special teams from FDNY, NYPD NYCT for removal, complex surgery & intensive care if the person is merely maimed + trauma treatment of the train operator. So yeah, cost benefit this.
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