By Barrier Free Japan
November 29 2020
TOKYO – On the afternoon of November 29th, at Toyocho Station, Koto-ward a visually impaired man fell from his home and died.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the person who died is believed to be a visually impaired man in his 60s living in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, although his identity has yet to be confirmed. A security camera installed on the platform showed a man walking with a white cane and accidentally falling onto the railroad tracks.
Construction work to install platform doors at Toyocho station, which is on the on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line began this month, but was not yet completed. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month.