A worker was killed in a tragic subway accident in the Bronx earlier this month. The unnamed 40-year-old man was employed by the MTA as a cleaner and was working at the Wakefield section of the East 239th Street train yard when tragedy struck. Officials think he was attempting to cross the tracks when he fell between them and suffered serious injuries.
EMTs were called to the scene of this latest subway accident in New York City at around 5:30 AM on the morning of September 20th. They discovered the man lying unresponsive between the tracks and declared him dead at the scene.
The man was part of the extra crew the MTA has hired to help clean and sanitize the subway system due to the Corona Virus. That section of track had been closed between 1 AM and 5 AM daily since May to allow for safe cleaning. Clearly, something went terribly wrong.
The MTA and the NYC Transit authority have launched a joint investigation into the accident to determine exactly what happened to cause this poor man’s death. If the investigation uncovers negligence or failure to enforce safety standards, the victim’s surviving family members could potentially hold the City of New York financially liable for the victim’s pain and suffering for the time he survived until his death; the amount of money the victim would have contributed to his household over his work life expectancy and funeral expenses.
However, because there were no witnesses to the accident, proving liability will be difficult. In such cases, it’s always wise to employ an experienced subway accident attorney in New York City who has the skill and expertise as well as access to a team of investigators who can find the proof necessary to determine liability.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a commuter or at work while employed by the MTA, contact the legal team at the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel today for your free consultation. Call 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 right now.