A tragic subway accident in New York City earlier this week left one man dead. Reports from the scene show that a man was struck by the R train at the Court Street Station in Brooklyn on May 4th. It's unclear how the man made it onto the tracks but the incoming train was not able to stop in time and hit him.
An investigation into the death of an MTA maintenance employee has uncovered that his deadly on the job accident in New York City was likely caused by a faulty safety railing. The 23-year-old MTA worker was charged with removing debris from a subway tunnel in East Harlem on March 20th. He was working on a platform above an underground void in the subway tunnel system when the wooden safety railing on that platform broke free.
A fatal subway accident in Manhattan has claimed the life of a maintenance worker. The 23-year-old employee was involved in necessary clean-up on a stretch of subway track that runs under the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 125th Street early on the morning of March 20th when he apparently fell from on high, striking his head as he did so. Emergency responders were called immediately to the scene but they found the victim unresponsive on the ground with severe head trauma. He was declared dead shortly thereafter.
A disturbing subway accident in New York City late last month left an New York City Transit worker seriously injured. The individual was riding on a "work train" in NYC's underground when-in the words of the MTA spokesperson-it "bumped into" another work train. The train accident occurred in the 53rd Street tunnel that travels between Manhattan and Queens.
Every year dozens of subway accidents in New York City call into question the safety of the mass transit system. On February 16th, 51-year old Edward Leonard got dragged behind a moving train. Investigators are still trying to get to the bottom of this latest fatal subway accident in New York City but it appears as if Mr. Leonard was entering the F Train at Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens Station in Queens when the doors closed on him. He somehow became trapped, could not was unable to free himself, and was pulled train for 20 yards before coming to a stop.
November 24th proved to be an exceptionally dangerous day in the New York City underground. Two women were killed in separate subway accidents in New York within hours of each other.
A deadly subway accident in New York City claimed the life of Subway Maintenance Supervisor James Knell. Knell was fatally electrocuted in April of 2010 after he slipped and fell onto the third rail of a subway line in the Rockways. Knell, 45, had been working the tracks for the past 13 years and was an experienced veteran.
A shocking subway accident in The Bronx has many questioning whether or not the MTA is doing enough to protect New Yorkers in the underground. Last May an elderly wheelchair-bound man was killed when his wheelchair rolled off the platform and onto the tracks directly in front of an oncoming train at the Intervale Avenue station in Longwood. The man was crushed and killed instantly. Now safety advocates are saying New York's mass transit system could be doing more to prevent such accidents.