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Signal Maintainer Killed at 46th Street Station in Queens

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This is just a reminder how dangerous this Job is. :(  :(  :(  :(

 

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=resources/traffic&id=9077264

 

That's my station  :( ...

 

I was wondering why there were news vans parked all around there this morning, and was hoping with all my heart that it wasn't a 12-9. 

 

 

It's a tragedy. People are so quick to forget that for their $2.50 people are putting their lives on the line to get you from point A to point B. 

 

My sympathies to the man's family and colleagues.  

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Oy. What a loss. I had gotten those alert emails this morning about the police investigation. It's been quite a while since a worker was struck and killed by a train. 

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Details are scarce but so far it's speculated that a part of the maintainer's back pack was caught on the passing train and he was dragged down to the road bed as a result. So far that's unconfirmed. Nothing is likely to come out until system safety completes their investigation.

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Sad to hear this. Condolences to his family and the crew. Work should not cost anyone their life and yet we see it happens time and time again, and not just in this field.

 

To all the other employees, be safe out there...

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I remember another incident where a signals maintenance worker was  slammed against the wall of an apporaching (2) or (3) train. He did'nt survive. I was thinking that the saftey protocols in tunnel work would be almost fool proof since this subway existed for a century, along with the experience. Could it be on the management level? it reminds me of the track worker I think it was who got burned by a shock on the third rail or signal equipment. Can't remember but tis news was posted. A manager broke several violations to make a long story short. not sure if he got fired. The cap of the signal dented the shit out of the R62. (Now I remember I think it was a (1) train)



On that scandal the signals supervisor did not report the injury, he tried to cover up the other worker's burns because he screwed up on I guess how those saftery measurem protocols were deployed during his shift) The TSS later reported it.

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