Two TWU Local 1400 members saved the life of a 69-year-old man when he went into cardiac emergency while riding a New Jersey Transit bus on June 4.
The Ridgewood-bound bus just left the Port Authority terminal when the passenger started feeling ill. A fellow rider began performing CPR until police arrived, just outside the north tube of the Lincoln Tunnel. Port Authority Tunnel & Bridge Agents Chris Kerrigan and Nicholas Natole, both TWU local 1400 members, used a defibrillator to shock the dying man back to life.
Tunnel & Bridge Agents stated it took three shocks for the passenger to regain his pulse and his vitals. He was brought to a hospital in New York, in stable condition.
“When performing these vital services, we also have to be constantly on the ball,” said TWU International President John Samuelsen. “Chris Kerrigan and Nicholas Natole wasted no time in performing their critical, life-saving duties and should be proud of their work.”
International Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola added, “We’re so proud of Chris and Nicholas’ heroic actions. They saved a life this week and deserve the utmost praise for their decisive action.”