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Felt debris falls onto platform at MBTA Forest Hills station

A piece of felt used to pad joints near MBTA bridges fell to the platform of the Forest Hills commuter rail station on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

The debris weighed less than a pound, said MBTA Spokesperson Joe Pesaturo.

The incident follows one in September at the same station, where a piece of concrete fell from the ceiling onto the platform.

“This debris is not concrete,” Pesaturo said in an e-mail Wednesday night.

Facilities personnel at the station noticed an area where the felt was missing, he said.

As a result, water was observed “coming down by the bridge joint,” Pesaturo said.


The area has been cordoned off.

A photo of the crumbled debris was posted by a rider who tweeted to @MBTA to report “multiple chunks of ceiling on the platform this morning.”

The agency tweeted back, asking for a specific location.

The incident is the second time this month MBTA riders have dealt with fallen debris at a station.

On March 1, a ceiling panel weighing more than 20 pounds fell at the MBTA’s Harvard Station, narrowly missing a rider. In response, the transit agency said it would inspect all the panels across the system.

The MBTA said it removed and replaced about 100 panels at the station, the Globe reported .

Claire Law can be reached at [email protected] . Follow her on Twitter @claire_law_ .