Above and Beyond

Karen Kane

A 24-year-old MBTA commuter has quick-acting Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 - member Karen Kane and MBTA Training School Instructor to thank for saving his life.

The rider suffered sudden cardiac arrest at a station causing him to pass out. Kane saw him and quickly got the instructor to rush over and begin administering CPR.

They performed CPR for about 45 minutes before an ambulance arrived. Doctors credit the CPR with saving the man’s life.

The ATU salutes Kane for her heroism and quick action.


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