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Work on platform barrier not completed after one month at Tokyo Metro Station where visually impaired man fell and died

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.

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.

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