Fellow passenger Tony Badilla filmed Mr O'Connor hugging the rescued man as those on the platform applauded.
'He was actively keeping the postgame crowd clear from danger while helping riders to their trains.
O'Connor quickly swooped in, grabbing the man by his shoulders and pulling him back up onto the platform just as the train whizzed by.
'The crowd was shocked at just how close of a call it was, and the man was rattled.
According to a statement from BART, the unidentified man was intoxicated and accidentally fell onto the tracks, before he was rescued by BART worker John O'Connor. In a tweet, BART thanked O'Connor for his heroism.
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"I just looked at him and said, 'He's not going to make it.' Let me see, because it's hard to get out of there", O'Connor told reporters Monday.
A spokesman added: 'John was on the platform and ensuring everyone stayed away from the yellow safety strip. The visibly drunk commuter mis-stepped and fell onto the tracks below, nearly certain to meet his maker, were not for the lightning-fast reflexes of O'Connor.
That's how a city employee described the scene after he saved a man from an oncoming train after the Oakland Raiders game Sunday - and footage of the whole ordeal is WILD.
"I thought the train was going to cut him in half, honestly". "You know, I was just fortunate God put me there and he got to see another day".