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The subway stinks for MTA workers, too

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The subway stinks for MTA workers, too

By Danielle Furfaro and Kevin Fasick

February 7, 2018 | 9:49pm

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David McGlynn

Taking the subway doesn’t just stink for passengers — MTA employees have been dealing with a plague of sewage spills, clogged toilets and other foul-smelling sanitary problems in their workspaces.

At the West Fourth Street station, crews have been wearing face masks since Monday to block out the stifling odor left by a sewage flood in the train-control tower room.

The MTA blamed the problem on a malfunction that happened as a worker was fixing the plumbing system.

But workers say the smell won’t go away.

“It’s bad. It’s real bad,” said an MTA employee. “These are horrible working conditions.”

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Documents obtained by The Post show that MTA work areas are plagued by hazardous and annoying working conditions, including broken heaters, uneven steps and broken floor tiles.

“Working conditions in the subway can be deplorable,” said Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano.

MTA spokesman Jon Weinstein said, “We encourage staff to report any issues — and when they’re reported, they’re fixed.”

Source: https://nypost.com/2018/02/07/the-subway-stinks-for-mta-workers-too/

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